Candidates edge toward discussing slavery reparations

Yahoo News, Thursday, April 4, 2019
In the past few decades, the racial wealth gap doubled. African-Americans are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate of whites. They die at a higher rate than white Americans. And their homeownership has reached record lows. These disparities can be traced back... Read More »

Progressive Governance Can Turn the Tide for Black Farmers

Center for American Progress, Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Introduction and summary In January 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman issued an order to allocate 40 acres to each freedman, the black ministers who lobbied for the policy envisioned vibrant, self-governed black agrarian communities dotting the Southern countryside. Unfortunately,... Read More »

How Durham schools are reducing suspensions, and who still gets the most of them

The Herald Sun, Wednesday, March 27, 2019
DURHAM  Last year, a high school student in Durham who talked back to a teacher loudly enough might have ended up sitting in a classroom for a day, ideally but maybe not always with enough school work to keep busy. But Durham Public Schools is changing how it responds to students’... Read More »

Here's what you missed at Saturday's Critical Race Theory Symposium

The Daily Tar Heel, Monday, March 25, 2019
UNC students, faculty members, law school affiliates and practicing attorneys gathered for the Critical Race Theory Symposium at the UNC School of Law on Saturday. Although a majority of Americans indicate that race relations are a problem, few people discuss consequences of racial inequalities... Read More »

Duke University Professor Shares His Guidelines for Slave Reparations

Ebony, Monday, March 25, 2019
Duke University professor of economics William Darity Jr. recently spoke on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal call-in show about reparations for the African descendants of slaves and the role the issue plays in the 2020 presidential campaign. “Reparations is a... Read More »

Living with the past: reparations

Monocle, Saturday, March 23, 2019
How do you put a price on historical injustice and who should pay for it? In the final part of this series, Andrew Mueller explores practical solutions to these difficult and often divisive questions. Deena Hayes-Greene and Dr William “Sandy” Darity make the case for reparations for centuries of... Read More »

2020 Democrats begin to approach topic of reparations for black Americans

CBS News, Friday, March 22, 2019
In a CNN town hall in March, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren became the latest candidate to bring one of the most controversial political topics in America into the spotlight: "I believe it's time to start the national full-blown conversation about reparations in this... Read More »


Electronic Urban Report, Thursday, March 21, 2019
*In recent weeks as Democratic candidates have announced their bid for the Presidential nomination of the party, the national discussion is shifting from the U.S.-Mexico border and DACA to a reckoning with America’s original sin: chattel slavery. From Kamala Harris to Elizabeth Warren,... Read More »

Why Can’t We Close the Racial Wealth Gap?

City Lab, Thursday, March 21, 2019
If the college cheating scandal has reinforced anything, it’s that one of the primary advantages of being wealthy is that the wealthy can buy more advantages. This helps explain why African Americans, who’ve historically been denied wealth, lag in almost every category of society... Read More »

William Darity on Reparations and Campaign 2020

C-SPAN, Thursday, March 21, 2019
Duke University professor William Darity talked about reparations and the role they could play in the 2020 presidential campaign. He spoke via video link from Durham, North Carolina. View the video here.