For affluent blacks, wealth doesn't stop racial profiling

CNN Money, Thursday, July 14, 2016
"Data has repeatedly shown that blacks are more likely than whites to be pulled over for minor traffic violations, stopped and frisked or incarcerated. According to a database that tracks police shootings by The Washington Post, blacks are 2.5 times as likely as whites to be shot and killed by... Read More »

A Guaranteed Federal Jobs Program Is Needed

The New York Times, Monday, July 11, 2016
"Before worrying about the next recession, the sad quality of our current recovery deserves attention," writes William "Sandy" Darity, Founding Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. "Seven years since the National Bureau of Economic Research officially declared the Great... Read More »

DITE Fellow Receives International Young Researcher Award

UMass Boston News, Monday, July 11, 2016
"Assistant Professor of Economics and DITE fellow Guy Numa is one of just two researchers worldwide to receive the 2016 Young Researcher Award from the European Society for the History of Economic Thought. Five senior scholars nominated Numa for the award, which is given to academics... Read More »

Federal Grant to Help UNCW, Partner Universities Build a Diverse Pool of Education Researchers

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
"The University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina Central University and Duke University are partners in a $1.1 million federal grant to develop the Research Institute for Scholars of Equity and build a diverse field of highly qualified education researchers... Collaborating... Read More »

Does College Level the Playing Field? Racial and Ethnic Differences in Family Wealth Among College-Educated Families

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Friday, June 17, 2016
Recent research led by William R. Emmons, senior economic adviser at the St. Louis Fed's Center for Household Financial Stability, found that a college degree predicted rising levels of family wealth between 1992 and 2013 for whites and Asians, but declining levels of wealth over that same period... Read More »

Rewriting the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy

The Roosevelt Institute, Monday, June 6, 2016
A new report from the Roosevelt Institute argues that, in order to understand racial and economic inequality among black Americans, we must acknowledge the racial rules that undergird our economy and society. Those rules—laws, policies, institutions, regulations, and normative practices—are... Read More »

Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet in North Carolina

Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival 2016, Saturday, June 4, 2016
Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival participants view Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet in North Carolina on June 4, 2016. The Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival was held June 3-4, 2016, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Trying... Read More »

Despite Economic Growth, Middle-Income Americans Have Less Than They Did 40 Years Ago

Truthout, Thursday, June 2, 2016
"Over the past 40 years, the US economy has boomed. But what does that mean for the "American dream"? While the top 1% has had enormous gains, average US households aren't any better off today. In fact, they're falling further behind. We crunched numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics... Read More »

New paper: Equally inequitable? A cross-national comparative study of racial health inequalities in the United States and Canada

Social Science & Medicine, Tuesday, May 31, 2016
A new paper published in Social Science & Medicine Volume 161, July 2016, "Equally inequitable? A cross-national comparative study of racial health inequalities in the United States and Canada," by Chantel Ramraj, Faraz Vahid Shahidi, William Darity Jr., Ichiro Kawachi,... Read More »

The race mistake

The Hill, Wednesday, May 25, 2016
"Research by the New School, Duke Center for Social Equity, and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development...shows that whites are more than twice as likely to receive parental support for higher education, and six times as likely to receive parental support for purchasing a home. Our... Read More »