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Cook Center Recognizes Three Individuals and Mentors Who Are “Just Getting Started”

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity awarded three Career Achievement Awards on Monday evening, April 1 in Washington D.C., celebrating a cohort of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and impact in advancing social equity, championed the cause of social justice, and inspired meaningful change in their communities. The three recipients of the Award-Governor Lisa Cook, PhD; Peter Blair Henry, PhD; and…

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Cook Center Founding Director William Darity, Jr. mentioned in article on Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Philanthropic efforts in Reparations

Cook Center Founding Director William “Sandy” Darity, Jr., has been featured in The Chronicle…

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Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards Featured in Videos by Duke Global Health Institute on Race, Racism, and COVID-19

Cook Center associate director of research Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards has been featured in two…

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Dr. Mónica García-Pérez named 2024 Educator of the Year in Minnesota

Visiting Professor Dr. Mónica García-Pérez, a Professor of Economics at St. Cloud State University,…

The Black Reparations Project

“The Black Reparations Project” Selected as a Finalist in the Association of American Publishers (AAUP) PROSE Award in Economics

The Black Reparations Project: A Handbook for Racial Justice (University of California Press) was…

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Dr. William Darity Featured in Winter 2024 Issue of Dædalus on Understanding Implicit Bias

Cook Center Founding Director William “Sandy” Darity, Jr., has been featured in the Winter…

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Faculty Affiliate Dr. John Purakal is an executive producer on the film “Good Guy with a Gun”

Faculty Affiliate and Health Equity Working Group Research Associate Dr. John Purakal, an Assistant…

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New Study Highlights Impact of Systemic Racism and Economic Inequality on COVID-19 Disparities

In the recent publication titled “How systemic racism and economic inequality contributed to COVID-19…

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The Chronicle Details Growth of Inequality Studies Minor, Dr. Adam Hollowell Quoted

A new article from The Chronicle details the growth of the Inequality Studies Minor,…

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