New Research Report: "Fighting at Birth: Eradicating the Black-White Infant Mortality Gap"

Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Insight Center for Community Economic Development , Thursday, March 15, 2018
Fighting at Birth: Eradicating the Black-White Infant Mortality Gap provides a foundation for identifying and understanding root causes of the racial infant mortality gap. The infant mortality rate is a key national indicator of population health. Despite technological advances in medicine and... Read More »

An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century with William Darity Jr.

, Monday, March 12, 2018
William Darity Jr. joins us to discuss An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century, a piece he co-authored for The American Prospect with Darrick Hamilton and Mark Paul. FDR’s proposed “second bill of rights” that would have enshrined economic rights into the constitution. Employment... Read More »

Sanders to host town hall on economic inequality featuring Darrick Hamilton

The Hill, Thursday, March 8, 2018
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will host a town hall focusing on economic inequality on March 19 which will be broadcast live online. “Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class" will be broadcast live in front of an audience in the U.S. Capitol, and will feature Sen... Read More »

An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century

The American Prospect, Monday, March 5, 2018
Economic mobility has drastically declined since the 1940s. Unemployment and underemployment are persistent problems, especially for stigmatized groups who are subject to discriminatory exclusion from employment opportunities. In today’s economy, the American dream is just a dream, or worse, a... Read More »

Study Probes Racial Disparity in Weight Loss Among Women in Internet-Delivered Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention

The Cook Center, Monday, March 5, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. – Racialized weight loss disparities may be addressed through improved engagement with Internet-delivered behavioral weight loss interventions and the adoption of weight control behaviors according to a new study co-authored by a researcher with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social... Read More »

Do We Need An Economic Bill of Rights?

Colorlines, Monday, March 5, 2018
“Today, we must transcend the racial, ethnic and regional divisions by building universal policies that are cognizant of identities and intersectionality, and inclusive of race, gender, nationality, sexuality and ability.” Read the full article here.

News The NRA, Gun Control and Black People: A Complicated History

Atlanta Black Star, Friday, March 2, 2018
“America’s gun policies do not make sense until you consider race,” Ajenai Clemmons, a research associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, told Atlanta Black Star. “America’s conflicted self-identity as a democracy that promotes life, liberty, and the right to... Read More »

Blackness Largely Absent From Kerner Commission Report on Black Uprisings

iMIXWHATiLIke! TV, Thursday, March 1, 2018
Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards joined us to discuss her work related to the Kerner Commission report. 50 years ago today (March 1, 1968) the first mainstream press story broke about this historic report and its conclusions regarding the origins of Black uprisings around the country. Dr. Bentley... Read More »

Will America Ever Close Its Racial Wealth Gap?

WUNC: The State of Things, Friday, February 23, 2018
The black community owned 0.5 percent of America’s wealth at the end of slavery, and today that number has barely increased. A typical white household is 10 times wealthier than a typical black household, and the racial wealth gap is growing. So what is the solution? Scholars Sandy Darity... Read More »

Does free money make people lazy? Why the case for a universal basic income is getting stronger.

Payoff by Mic, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Even if there are ways to give people cash while accounting for the adverse effects, there is still the challenge that these proposals are expensive. A relatively modest universal basic income of around $10,000 annually in the United States would cost around $3 trillion per year, according to... Read More »