Duke Students and Workers in Solidarity, faculty members raise concerns about minimum wage increase

The Chronicle, Friday, August 12, 2016
"Robert Korstad, Associate Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center and professor of public policy and history at Duke, said the minimum wage required for employees to earn a living wage in Durham is higher than $13 an hour. He noted that Durham’s increasing rate of gentrification is a... Read More »

What the Racial Wealth Gap Means for U.S. Cities

Next City, Wednesday, August 10, 2016
"An early 2016 report out of Los Angeles, another majority-minority city, found that wealth differentials across racial groups are far more pronounced than income differentials, leaving communities of color particularly vulnerable in the case of emergencies, unemployment or other unexpected costs... Read More »

National Economic Association/AFL-CIO Economic Conference

C-SPAN, Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Darrick Hamilton, Faculty Affiliate and Co-Investigator of the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color (NASCC) Project, presented as a part of the National Economic Association/AFL-CIO Economic Conference broadcast on C-SPAN. Hamilton's ... Read More »

The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today

The Nation, Monday, August 8, 2016
"The persistence—and growth—of the racial gap provides a powerful rationale for reparations for African Americans, who are the furthest behind whites in accumulating wealth and have endured the most brutal forms of racism. Advocates like William Darity Jr., a professor of African-American studies... Read More »

Welcome new faculty member Dr. Bentley-Edwards

Cook Center & Duke General Internal Medicine, Monday, August 1, 2016
Keisha Bentley-Edwards, PhD, has joined the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity from The University of Texas at Austin where she was an Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology.  She received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009... Read More »

Oregon consumers would not take a hit if tax measure passes

The Oregonian, Saturday, July 30, 2016
"This fall, Oregon voters will decide whether to levy a new tax (Measure 97, formerly known as Initiative Petition 28) on the revenues of large corporations to fund additional education and health spending," writes Mark Paul, postdoctoral researcher at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social... Read More »

Blacks with college experience more likely to say they faced discrimination

Pew Research Center, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
"William A. Darity Jr., a professor of public policy [and found director] of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, noted that blacks with higher levels of educational attainment are often more likely than those with less education to work in predominately white... Read More »

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 »