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Dr. William Darity, Jr. Quoted in Sacramento Observer/Associated Press on Tulsa’s Black Wall Street and Reparations

Founding Cook Center Director William “Sandy” Darity, Jr., was recently quoted in an article by the The Sacramento Observer and the Associated Press titled ‘The foundation of the wealth’: Why Black Wall Street boomed.  The article is a part of an ongoing series by the Associated Press covering the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre. […]

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Founding Director recognized as one of Time Magazine’s “The Closers”

Photo illustration by Aaron Marin for TIME. Our Founding Director and Duke Sandford School professor, Dr. William “Sandy” Darity Jr. has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of 18 Black leaders working to end the racial wealth gap for his work on baby bonds. Dr. Darity’s work, focusing on reparations and economic policies to […]

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Faculty Affiliate Lisa Gennetian recognized as Duke Centennial Trailblazer

Dr. Lisa Gennetian, Cook Center Faculty Affiliate and Professor of Public Policy with the Sanford School, has been recognized as a Duke Centennial Trailblazer, an initiative by Duke University to honor 100 years of accomplishments and recognize “the faculty and staff leading us into the next century”. Read the full story here. Dr. Gennetian is […]

Associate Director of Research Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards Speaks on Inclusion in Research at Duke Research Town Hall

Cook Center Associate Director of Research Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards, Director of the Health Equity Working Group for the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and an Associate Professor in Medicine with the School of Medicine, spoke on a panel of experts at December’s Duke Research Town Hall who convened to discuss building inclusion into […]

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Founding Director William “Sandy” Darity, Jr. Named Distinguished Fellow by the SEA

Cook Center Founding Director Dr. William A. Sandy Darity, Jr., the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University, was recently named to the inaugural cohort of Distinguished Fellows for the Southern Economic Association (SEA). Dr. Darity was honored in November 2023 at the annual Southern […]

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Faculty Affiliate Sarah E. Gaither Publishes Two papers

Faculty Affiliate Dr. Sarah E. Gaither, Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, recently published two papers. “Parent and self-socialization of gender intergroup attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors among ethnically and geographically diverse young children,” which explores the roots of gender bias in children and adults, was published […]

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Faculty Affiliate Nancy MacLean Delivers Two Keynote Addresses

Faculty Affiliate Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, recently delivered keynote addresses at both the annual national Summit of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (along with Stacey Abrams and Professor Carol Anderson) and the inaugural national conference of the Critical Legal Collective (along with Jobs with […]

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Dr. Adam Hollowell Provides Guest Lecture for Renmin University of China

By: Rachel Ruff Durham, NC — Dr. Adam Hollowell, a senior researcher affiliated with the Duke University Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, recently delivered a guest lecture for Dr. Kunfeng Pan’s class at Renmin University of China. Dr. Hollowell’s December 4 lecture, titled “Understanding Whiteness,” explored several key concepts related to the construct […]

Exploring Equity in the Digital Age: Highlights from Fall 2023 GIRI Seminar

By: Rachel Ruff Durham, NC — On November 28, the Rubenstein Library at Duke University buzzed with energy as students from the Fall 2023 Global Inequality Research Initiative (GIRI) course on Digital Bias and Machine Learning presented their capstone projects, which ranged from the practical use of algorithms in various fields to critical analyses of […]

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Guest Speaker Dr. Kunfeng Pan Discusses Inequality and Black Studies in China

By: Rachel Ruff Durham, NC — The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University recently hosted a notable guest lecturer, Dr. Kunfeng Pan, as part of its “History of Inequality” course. This course, an integral part of the Center’s Inequality Studies minor, delves into social inequalities and has been focusing on African […]