Diversity in the Economics Profession: A New Attack on an Old Problem

Journal of Economic Perspective, Tuesday, November 8, 2016
"Another mentoring program currently housed at Duke University is the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE), which aims to help untenured professors and economists outside of the academy to strengthen their research in order to attain tenure. Other recent efforts for early-... Read More »

Faculty describe Terry Sanford’s legacy in light of governor’s race

The Chronicle, Friday, November 4, 2016
"As the North Carolina gubernatorial race nears its end, faculty reflected on former governor Terry Sanford's ongoing legacy in both the state and at Duke. Sanford was president of the University for 16 years—one the longest tenures any Duke president has had—after he served as governor and... Read More »

Report finds extreme wealth inequality in area

The Washington Post, Thursday, November 3, 2016
"The wealth differential is staggering," said William Darity Jr., a professor at Duke University and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, which collaborated on the study with the Urban Institute and New York's New School. "The findings we have show that education does not... Read More »

Report: 'White households in DC have a net worth 81 times greater than Black households'

ABC 7 News, Thursday, November 3, 2016
"WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Beginning with this sentence -- "White households in DC have a net worth 81 times greater than Black households" -- a new report from the Urban Institute examines what they say is a long history of systemic racism and discrimination in Washington to explain the wealth gap... Read More »

‘Stratification’ Theory Tackles the Racial Blindspots of Orthodox Economics

Institute for New Economic Thinking, Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Darrick Hamilton, Associate Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, Co-Investigator of the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color (NASCC) Project, and Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and... Read More »

Net worth of white households in D.C. region is 81 times that of black households

The Washington Post, Wednesday, November 2, 2016
"A new study that aims to explore the historical wealth disparities between black and white residents in the D.C. region found that white households have a net worth 81 times that of black households. The report, called “The Color of Wealth in the Nation’s Capital,” said the Great... Read More »

Does Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Start in the Cradle?

Next City, Wednesday, November 2, 2016
"For a brief moment in time nearly 30 years before the American Civil War, black residents in Washington, D.C., who’d been freed from slavery had to pay the local government a $1,000 bond to secure their freedom. They also had to collect signatures from five white witnesses to guarantee their entry... Read More »

Net Worth Of White D.C. Households 81 Times Black Households, Says Report

WAMU (88.5 FM), Wednesday, November 2, 2016
"There is a huge economic divide between African Americans and whites in the D.C. region, according to The Color of Wealth, a report released this week. That disparity exists across every financial measure — including cash, savings and checkings accounts, retirement and investment accounts,... Read More »

White D.C. Area Households Have A Net Worth 81 Times Greater Than Black Ones

Washington City Paper, Tuesday, November 1, 2016
"As gentrification exacerbates economic inequality in the District, a new report out today illustrates just how big the wealth gap in 'Chocolate City' has been throughout its history. The analysis looks at disparities in financial power between the D.C. metropolitan area's black and white... Read More »

Scholars Reveal Gaping Black/White Wealth Disparity in D.C.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Tuesday, November 1, 2016
William A. Darity is a primary investigator for the report, Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University. "Citing a series of... Read More »