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Bernie Sanders has conquered the Democratic Party

The Week, Tuesday, April 24, 2018
But the most interesting policy here is a federal job guarantee. This would be a public option for work, offering employment with a living wage and benefits to anyone who wants it. The idea goes back at least as far as the Civil Rights movement. Stephanie Kelton, one of Sanders' key economic... Read More »

How to Reduce the Black-White Wealth Gap

Bloomberg View, Monday, April 23, 2018
Even if black people earn a college or advanced degree, get a full-time job and own a home, they’re likely to have far fewer assets than their white counterparts. The authors also address a second trope -- the idea that black Americans are less wealthy because they’re less frugal. Musician Kanye... Read More »

Economist William "Sandy" Darity at Joint Center’s “Black Communities” Future of Work Session

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Development, Monday, April 23, 2018
Today I led a “future of work” workshop at “Black Communities:  A Conference for Collaboration,” a gathering of Black scholars and activists from around the globe in Durham, NC. I was incredibly excited that Dr. William “Sandy” Darity--one of the world’s top Black economists--joined us and... Read More »

No, Personal Responsibility Won’t Solve Inequality: New Study Dispels Common Myths Behind Racial Wealth Gap

The Root, Friday, April 20, 2018
Much has been reported about the racial wealth gap—but much is still misunderstood. A new report on the wealth gap focuses on the stubborn, pervasive myths that inform people’s understanding of America’s racial wealth disparity—and points readers in the direction of real solutions. The report, “... Read More »

Is It Actually Possible To Close The Racial Wealth Gap?

Black News Zone, Friday, April 20, 2018
It’s long been debated how the racial wealth gap will finally be closed. But according to Los Angeles-based attorney Antonio Moore, one of the producers of the Emmy-nominated documentary, “Freeway: Crack in the System,” experts are approaching the problem from the wrong angles. Moore’s response... Read More »

Is It Possible To Close The Wealth Gap? Only If People Stop Believing Black Folk Just Need To Try Harder

Madame Noire, Friday, April 20, 2018
It’s long been debated how the racial wealth gap will finally be closed. But according to Los Angeles-based attorney Antonio Moore, one of the producers of the Emmy-nominated documentary, “Freeway: Crack in the System,” experts are approaching the problem from the wrong angles. Moore’s response... Read More »

Greater homeownership isn’t the answer to ending wealth inequality

Quartz, Friday, April 20, 2018
Whichever way you look at it, the wealth inequality gap between black and white Americans is staggering. It’s far worse than income inequality, and one of the reasons why racial inequality hasn’t improved in the US over the past 50 years, and in some ways has gotten even worse. In the US, the... Read More »

Mind the Gap: A new paper debunks the persistent myths about the racial wealth gap.

Slate, Friday, April 20, 2018
The massive gap between black and white wealth is structural. All serious research on the subject finds the gap is an enduring feature of the American economy produced and reproduced by politics, policy, and law. But to the extent it even registers in mainstream thinking, the popular belief is that... Read More »

Does Homeownership Really 'Drive' the Black-White Wealth Gap?

City Lab, Friday, April 20, 2018
According to a new paper from the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University: Not really. In this report, authors William Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton, Mark Paul, Alan Aja, Anne Price, Antonio Moore, and Caterina Chiopris set out to debunk a number of myths about this racial... Read More »

Racism: The Evergreen Toxin Killing Black Mothers and Infants

Center for American Progress, Thursday, April 19, 2018
"America was founded on idealistic and visionary principals that have sadly yet to be fully realized because of deep-rooted and persistent racism. Today, the United States is the richest nation in the world, yet black women and their infants are dying at higher rates than women in other developed... Read More »

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