Kids as young as 5 show racial bias, research suggests

CBC Radio-Canada, Thursday, December 7, 2017
It's that lack of discussion that can lead to increases in bias," said Sarah Gaither, an assistant professor in Duke University's department of psychology and neuroscience. However, having those discussions is a delicate matter with its own challenges, she says. If you're not taking the colour-... Read More »

The Elite Is Not Who You Think It Is—It Might Be You

YES! Magazine, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
To most, the Occupy movement is best characterized by the slogan “We are the 99 percent.” Indeed, a year before Occupy sprang to life, the top 1 percent held roughly 35 percent of the nation’s wealth, while the bottom 50 percent held about 1 percent. But the data tell a more complex story, and the... Read More »

Duke University scholars conduct in-depth exchange with Renmin University of China on issues related to education and poverty

Renmin University of China, Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Dr. Gwendolyn L. Wright, on behalf of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, visited Renmin University of China on November  22nd. Both Dr. Wright and Renmin University faculty introduced their research work and discussed the future... Read More »

Victims of Childhood Violence More Likely to Drop Out of High School

Psych Central, Monday, December 4, 2017
High school students who were victims of violence before the age of 16 are more likely to drop out of high school compared with their peers who have not experienced violence, according to a new study co-authored by a Duke University scholar. The findings reveal that teen girls and boys who had... Read More »

New Connections Research Spotlight: Keisha Bentley-Edwards

New Connections - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Monday, December 4, 2017
"Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards and her team at Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity recently received a $2.7 million research grant awarded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will support a five-... Read More »

Experiencing Violence in Childhood Linked to High School Dropout

Duke Today, Friday, December 1, 2017
DURHAM, N.C. -- Children who have been victims of violence are more likely to drop out of high school before graduation than their peers, according to a new study co-authored by a Duke scholar. Girls who had experienced childhood violence were 24 percent more likely to drop out, while boys who... Read More »

Lecture at Renmin University

Renmin University News, Monday, November 27, 2017
On Wednesday, November 23, 2017, Gwen Wright, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Collaborations​ of the Cook Center, presented on her research and the work of the Cook Center to students and faculty at Renmin University. View and download the lecture flyer here.  

Chinese Universities and Duke University Explore the Combination of Education and Teaching

Xinhua News Agency - Beijing, Monday, November 20, 2017
"Peking University students are particularly energetic. There are first-class sports venues here. Although it is winter, every student is participating in his favorite sport." Gwendolyn Wright, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Collaborations with the Cook Center, joined students at ... Read More »

Ep. 54 How to Really Help American Workers

Policy 360 - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Monday, November 20, 2017
The latest research on poverty indicates that a federal job guarantee is economically feasible. Such a guarantee could help address big American issues like  crumbling infrastructure while at the same time ensuring workers aren’t living in poverty. Kelly Brownell talks about the topic with... Read More »

The life and speeches of Sadie Alexander

The Financial Times, Friday, November 17, 2017
This week’s episode covers the life and speeches of Sadie Alexander, the first African American economist. She received her PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1921, and earned a law degree from the same university a few years later — making her, at the time, one of the best-... Read More »