Write Black Americans a Check Already

In These Times, Wednesday, May 15, 2019
This piece is a response to “Universal Policies, Not Reparations, Are Needed To Counter Racism's Effects” and “The 2020 Candidates Are Dodging the Reparations Question.” Universal, race-neutral policies are insufficient to repair the past and ongoing harms of racial injustice.... Read More »

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates to headline 'Color of Education' event in Raleigh

WRAL, Monday, May 13, 2019
  RALEIGH, N.C. — Author Ta-Nehisi Coates will headline "Color of Education 2019" in Raleigh this October, a summit focused on race, equity and education in North Carolina. The one-day event, scheduled for Oct. 26 at the Raleigh Convention Center, will include workshops and... Read More »

Aux Etats-Unis, le retour du débat sur les réparations de l’esclavage

Le Monde, Friday, May 10, 2019
Le débat, plus que centenaire, a refait surface dans la campagne qui s’amorce pour l’élection présidentielle de 2020 aux Etats-Unis – et cela ne doit rien au hasard. Quatre siècles après l’arrivée des premiers esclaves sur les rives hostiles de Jamestown (Virginie), en 1619, plusieurs... Read More »

Can the Racial Wealth Gap Be Closed Without Speaking of Race?

The New York Times, Friday, May 10, 2019
Elizabeth Warren wants to offer down-payment assistance to home buyers in formerly “redlined” neighborhoods where the federal government once denied access to mortgages. Cory Booker would like to create “baby bonds” that would be worth more to children in poorer families, helping them one... Read More »

Maligned in black and white Southern newspapers played a major role in racial violence. Do they owe their communities an apology?

Poynter, Thursday, May 9, 2019
PART ONE THE APOLOGISTS In January, the Orlando Sentinel posted an impassioned apology for inflaming racial tensions decades ago in a 1949 case called “The Groveland Four.” Four young African American men were accused of raping a white woman, charges that resulted in the extra-... Read More »

Being Royal While Black

WAMU, Thursday, May 9, 2019
The Duke And Duchess of Sussex had a son.. His name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. And for a royal couple, the birth was fairly private.  But (thank goodness) Prince Harry came out to address the press outside of Windsor Castle.  His take? Mostly that the... Read More »

I study biracial identity in America. Here’s why the royal baby is a big deal.

Vox, Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The day has finally come and the hashtags have already switched over from #RoyalBabyWatch to #RoyalBaby. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially welcomed not only the first British American baby born into the royal family, but the first biracial baby in modern history for the royal family... Read More »

What is Heterodox Economics?: Conversations with Leading Economists

CRC Press, Monday, May 6, 2019
Since the Global Financial Crisis, economics has been under greater public scrutiny, revealing a crisis in the discipline. This represented a potential turning point on how economics should be thought and taught. Heterodox economics has played a prominent role in these discussions revolving around... Read More »

Slavery reparations are new focus for Democratic presidential candidates including Tim Ryan, Monday, May 6, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than 150 years after the United States outlawed slavery, Democratic candidates for the White House are endorsing a government study on whether the U.S. government should pay reparations to the descendants of U.S. slaves who have suffered generations of racial... Read More »

Breaking The Chains of Oppression with Prof. Sandy Darity

Macro n Cheese, Saturday, May 4, 2019
Professor William A. Darity, Jr. also known as 'Sandy' is an American economist and researcher. He is currently the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke... Read More »