Student debt is hitting African Americans the hardest. These experts have a plan to fix it.

The Washington Post, Friday, September 20, 2019
The statistics are startling: African American college students borrow more often, owe more money and default more frequently than any other racial group on their education loans. The racial disparities in student debt are driven by wealth inequality and lackluster funding of institutions... Read More »

Are Only Black American Descendants of US Slaves Deserving of Reparations?s

The Root, Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  Activists stage a protest July 1, 2019, to mark National Reparations Day outside the Washington, D.C., residence of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to address remarks McConnell made this summer opposing reparations that protesters considered “offensive and dismissive.”... Read More »

Which black Americans should get reparations?

The Washington Post, Wednesday, September 18, 2019
William A. “Sandy” Darity Jr., professor of economics at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University in Durham, N.C. (Justin Cook) By  Wesley Lowery  September 18, 2019 at 11:49 a.m. EDT DURHAM, N.C. — He’s been one of academia’s leading authorities... Read More »

What Reparations Might Look Like

The Outline, Tuesday, September 17, 2019
“I think there is a tendency to think more about the horrors of slavery without thinking about the horrors that we’ve experienced since slavery ended,” William Darity, a professor of economics, public policy, and African-American Studies at Duke University, told me. Darity — along with his wife... Read More »

How Predatory Housing Contracts Stripped Black Chicagoans Of Billions

WUNC, Friday, September 13, 2019
Still from 'The Shame of Chicago'. The film documents segregation and black wealth loss in Chicago. COURTESY OF BRUCE ORENSTEIN One of the few paths to homeownership for Chicago’s black community in the 1950s and ‘60 was home sale contracts. African American buyers would make... Read More »

Dinner & Dialogue group looks back at race, economics and Chicago’s housing trap

JUF News, Thursday, September 12, 2019
Director Bill Orenstein answers questions following the screening of “The Color Tax.” Throughout the 1940s, '50s and '60s, Black Chicagoans were cheated out of close to $4 billion in today's dollars. That's because the fastest method of wealth acquisition - homeownership - was virtually closed... Read More »

Bridging Progressive Policy Debates: How Student Debt and the Racial Wealth Gap Reinforce Each Other

Roosevelt Institute, Monday, September 9, 2019
The $1.6 trillion student debt crisis is holding back many Americans, but it is especially damaging to racial equality. Already disadvantaged by generational wealth disparities, Black students and their families end up paying more for college than white families do, and they get a lot less in the... Read More »

The Case For Reparations

The Crisis, Monday, September 9, 2019
 (The following is testimony by William Darity Jr., on the proposed Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans Act before the 116th Congress 2019-2020 on June 19, 2019) The time has come for the United States, finally, to lay to rest the issue of what... Read More »

Take Time to Explore the “1619 Project”

Black Voice News, Saturday, September 7, 2019
Take Time to Explore the “1619 Project” Sep 7, 2019 | Culture S.E. Williams | Contributor “In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the... Read More »

The VPR’s guide to the reparations debate

VPR The Vassar Political Review, Friday, September 6, 2019
The VPR’s guide to the reparations debate BY ADAM CHAPNIK ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 Most people, on both sides of the reparations debate, believed it would never happen. It would cost too much for any real politician to be on board, they thought. However, most of the top-tier Democratic 2020... Read More »