How young Chinese-Americans are embracing their identity

South China Morning Post, Sunday, September 3, 2017
“Biracial people tend to face higher levels of social exclusion … because they are never ‘Asian enough’ or ‘white enough’ to fit into their respective racial groups,” said Sarah Gaither, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University in the US, whose research focuses on interracial... Read More »

The 50 Best Social Sciences Programs in the World Today, Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Founded 1838, Duke University is organized into four undergraduate colleges and 10 graduate or professional schools. The Trinity College of Arts and Sciences is one of the larger colleges and awards nearly 80 percent of the undergraduate degrees. The college has four main divisions: Arts,... Read More »

Amid Confederate monument controversy, some older black people ask, 'Why now?'

The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, August 27, 2017
For some, the monuments are a painful reminder of the tactics used to oppress black people during the Jim Crow and civil rights eras, to establish who was in control.  For seven years, Keisha Bentley-Edwards was an assistant professor of educational psychology and black studies at... Read More »

Ask Code Switch: 'Since You're Black, You Must Be ... '

NPR Code Switch, Saturday, August 26, 2017
It's annoying and offensive to be stereotyped, and it sucks to feel the need to constantly explain your background and interests. Actually, it's more than just annoying — "stereotype threat" is a documented phenomenon that studies have shown can hold people back at work, in school and in their... Read More »

Episode 45: Transformation (Seeing White, Part 14)

Scene on the Radio, Thursday, August 24, 2017
The concluding episode of the series Seeing White. An exploration of solutions and responses to America’s deep history of white supremacy by host John Biewen, with Chenjerai Kumanyika, Robin DiAngelo, and William “Sandy” Darity, Jr. Listen to the full episode here

The Violence of ‘Liberty’ - Book Symposium: Democracy in Chains

Policy Trajectories, Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Nancy MacLean’s superb study Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America has been vilified by the usual suspects – the libertarian right. Probably the main source of their ire is the fact that MacLean has pulled the cover off of their agenda and its sources... Read More »

A is for Afrocentric

The Nod, Monday, August 21, 2017
Keisha L Bentley-Edwards, Associate Director of Research and Director of Health Equity Working Group with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine at Duke University. contributed to The Nod, a new podcast from Gimlet... Read More »

"Race in the United States" Course Offered at The New School

The New School News, Friday, August 18, 2017
Building on the success of Post-Election America — a free weekly course that brought together New School faculty members from a cross section of disciplines to reflect upon and explore the implications of the most recent presidential election — The New School’s Provost’s Office is now offering Race... Read More »

Associate Director of the Cook Center honored as 2017 Inspiring Leader in STEM

INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Darrick Hamilton, Associate Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy & Department of Economics, The New School, was honored as a 2017 Inspiring... Read More »

A Duke Reading List of Studies of Race, Politics And History

Duke Today, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
William Darity, co-author: “Persistent Disparity: Race and Economic Inequality in the United States since 1945 (Edward Elgar Pub, 1999) “Persistent Disparity” provides a comprehensive examination of the magnitude and scope of racial economic disparity in the United States. Sanford... Read More »