Russell Sage Foundation: Darity a Visiting Scholar for 2015-16 Academic Year

Russell Sage Foundation, Monday, August 10, 2015
Last month the Russell Sage Foundation announced the appointment of sixteen leading social scientists, including William A. Darity of Duke University, as visiting scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. During their time in residence, the scholars will pursue research and writing projects that... Read More »

Young Scholars Summer Research Institute Helps Durham Youth Develop Writing, Research Skills

Duke Today , Saturday, August 1, 2015
Interested in developing your research, writing, and presentation skills around issues of social justice and equity? Apply to the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity's Young Scholars Summer Research Institute. Overview:  The Young Scholars Summer Research... Read More »

Student Debt Undermining Advantages for College Minorities

Washington Examiner, Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The average black household headed by a college graduate has a median wealth of $23,000, about $160,000 less than those of their college-educated white peers, according to a study by New York's New School found. Read more: Read More »

Black Wealth Matters

The Memphis Flyer, Thursday, July 23, 2015
African Americans make up 63 percent of Memphis' population. The Memphis metro area is the poorest large metro area in the nation. You don't get rich working for someone else, or so the saying goes. Connect those three points and you have a straight line between the success of local African-... Read More »

Dissecting Inequality: Difference and Disparity in the 21st Century - March 2015

, Friday, July 17, 2015
    The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity hosted a three-day conference last March, featuring author Barbara Ehrenreich as a keynote speaker, to discuss the scientific nature of inequality and develop a new research agenda. Ehrenreich, best known... Read More »

Racial Wealth Inequality at the Metropolitan Area and National Levels (AUDIO)

Connecting Communities-Federal Reserve System, Thursday, July 16, 2015
As the wide racial wealth gap continues to increase over time, millions of families nationwide lack enough assets to offer better opportunities for future generations.   What is the extent and what are the implications of racial wealth inequality? This webinar highlights findings from... Read More »

Indian Girls' School Empowers Society's Weakest Members

USA Today, Sunday, July 12, 2015
From her first breath, a girl in rural India is set up for a lifetime of disappointment. First, her parents resent her for not being a boy. Provided that they don't abort her, she will join a family that will give her less of everything – breast milk, food, vaccinations and education.... Read More »

Do the Roots of the Racial Economic Gap Run So Deep That Real Solutions Are Out of Reach?

The Washington Post, Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The economic problems confronting African Americans are staggering, and many of them are rooted in the nation's shameful racial history. That is one takeaway from a Congressional Black Caucus meeting at the University of Baltimore aimed at exploring the underlying causes of the April rioting... Read More »

Faculty Spotlight: William Darity, Jr. on Stratification Economics and Leadership at Duke and Beyond

Duke Economics Department, Monday, June 22, 2015
Why are some people rich and others poor? Why are some places affluent while others not? These are the questions that first motivated Professor William Darity, Jr. to study economics. Read more: Read More »

'Marrying Down' Costs Women $25k A Year

National Journal , Monday, June 22, 2015
It's widely known that low educational attainment, neighborhood racial segregation, and a biased criminal-justice system are detrimental to Black Americans' ability to climb the economic ladder. But Richard Reeves, a policy director at the Center on Children and Families at Brookings, has found... Read More »