Looking for Ways to Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month? Bust the ‘Model Minority’ Myth and Push for Disaggregated AAPI Data

The Huffington Post, Monday, May 2, 2016
The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles, a joint publication of Duke University, The New School, UCLA and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, which was released on March 10, examines the economic disparities faced by several ethnic communities in the Southland and found that a number... Read More »

Data shows affluent black kids are more likely to be incarcerated than poor white kids

Equal Justice Initiative, Friday, April 29, 2016
A new study examining the links between race, wealth, and incarceration found that, while poor youth of all races were more likely than wealthy kids to go to prison, the likelihood of incarceration was higher for African Americans at every level of wealth compared to white youth.  Study co-... Read More »

Is This the Time for an Independent Black Political Party?

Atlanta Black Star, Sunday, April 24, 2016
As noted by William A. Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, an independent Black political party was Malcolm X’s objective at the end of his life. “I think this is the kind of work that we should have been engaged in a... Read More »

What are the factors behind the wealth gap in the U.S.

KAYA FM - Gauteng, South Africa, Friday, April 22, 2016
What are the factors behind the wealth gap in the United States? John Perlman speaks to Darrick Hamilton, senior research associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University and co-principal investigator of the National Asset Scorecard in Communities of Color... Read More »

Latinas Think Big forum tackles wealth gap

Bay State Banner, Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Ana Patricia Muñoz, assistant vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and co-author of the 2016 report, “The Color of Wealth in Boston,” discussed some sobering findings and implications of her research at the Latinas Think Big summit April 12, 2016, at the Harvard Kennedy... Read More »

Sanders' Climate Change Plan Endorsed by Economists Studying Carbon Tax Initiatives

The Real News Network, Thursday, April 14, 2016
Mark Paul, research affiliate at The Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity, spoke with Sharmini Peries from The Real News Network on Bernie Sanders' climate change plan:  

How Much Money Would Bernie Sanders’ Tax Proposals Save or Cost You? This Calculator Will Tell You

Truthdig, Saturday, April 9, 2016
Scared that Sanders would raise your taxes? Many people are, especially after reading what The Nation describes as Vox’s “wildly misleading” calculator of income taxes under the policies of various presidential candidates. Mark Paul, a research affiliate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center... Read More »

A Lawsuit, Unmet Demands, and Coloring Books: Inside Duke’s Sit-In

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Friday, April 8, 2016
On Wednesday, April 6, Robert Korstad, professor of public policy and history and associate director of the Cook Center, visited the students’ compound outside Allen. He was impressed by their strength in numbers. He commended the students for tackling the larger issue of the needs... Read More »

Duke responds to some of protesters’ demands, but they refuse to leave the administration building

The Washington Post, Thursday, April 7, 2016
“The administration’s response was simply re-branded non-negotiation,” said Adrienne Harreveld, a 2014 graduate who works at the Duke Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, in the statement from protesters. “Creating these committees means the university can’t be held publicly accountable to... Read More »

New Narratives, Bold Ideas: A Conversation on Race and Inequality with Economist Darrick Hamilton

PolicyLink, Thursday, April 7, 2016
"The narrative [of rugged individualism], which has found new life in recent election debates, is deeply problematic because it fundamentally ignores the ways in which powerful government systems have embedded opportunity into certain communities, and systematically denied it to others.... Read More »