Jobs for Homeless Program Gets Applause, So What’s Next?

Next City, Friday, February 17, 2017
“My impression is close to half of persons who are homeless have employment, regardless whether their city offers this type of program,” says Sandy Darity, a professor of public policy at Duke University. “They just have poorly paid employment.” Even if an individual were to work these jobs... Read More »

The Racialization of Academic Funding

Inside Higher Ed, Friday, February 10, 2017
Wider social factors also influence the ability of people of color to self-fund their education. As William Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton and their colleagues have shown, deep racial differences in family wealth persist. Black and Latino families have fallen farther behind since the Great Recession... Read More »

District Ranked 4th-Best US City to Live

The Hoya, Friday, February 10, 2017
A study from the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and the Urban Institute released in October 2016 called “The Color of Wealth in the Nation’s Capital,” also showed that white households in the District have a net worth that is 81... Read More »

Do we need a federal job guarantee?

Tucker Carlson Tonight, Friday, February 10, 2017
Mark Paul, Postdoctoral Associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke, joins Tucker Carlson on Fox News to make the case for a federal job guarantee.  Watch the full segment:

Left-Wing America Steps Up Calls For Free Money, Jobs Guarantee

The Daily Caller, Thursday, February 9, 2017
"Mark Paul and William Darity, Jr. from Duke University, along with Darrick Hamilton from the Milano School of International Affairs, argued that the country needs a federal jobs guarantee in an article published recently in Jacobin Magazine, a self-proclaimed “leading voice of the American left... Read More »

Has Black America benefited from eight years of Barack Obama? It depends on who you ask.

The Florida Courier, Thursday, February 9, 2017
In a Dec. 22, 2016 article in The Atlantic magazine entitled, “How Barack Obama Failed Black Americans,” William A. Darity Jr. wrote about his “deep reservations” about Obama’s leadership. “I worried that it was possible for the symbolic and inspirational aspects of having a Black president... Read More »

5 Reasons Why a Federal Job Guarantee Makes Sense

In These Times: With Liberty and Justice for All, Tuesday, February 7, 2017
This article was first posted by Jacobin. Universal basic income (UBI), an annual government-sponsored payment to all citizens, has been gaining traction across the American political landscape. Andy Stern, former Service Employees International Union president, believes the program will... Read More »

Bootstraps and Silver Spoons

Ways & Means, Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Most of us prize stories of people who start with nothing in life, and then become rich. Americans even have a saying for it: pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.  However, new economic research is revealing how wealth is actually built in the US and how difficult it is for some people to... Read More »

DAPL Doesn’t Make Economic Sense

Dollars & Sense, Monday, February 6, 2017
Last week, Donald Trump signed an executive order to advance approval of the Keystone and Dakota Access oil pipelines. This should come as no surprise, as Trump continues to fill his administration with climate deniers, ranging from the negligent choice of Rick Perry as energy secretary to Scott... Read More »

Letter to the editor

The Chronicle, Monday, February 6, 2017
Black History Month is an opportune moment to reflect on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling recognizing teaching and research assistants at private colleges and universities as employees with the right to protection under the National Labor Relations Act and to consider the ongoing... Read More »