Kirwan Institute Leadership Announcement

Ohio State University, Friday, July 27, 2018
Dear Colleagues, I write to announce that Darrick Hamilton, PhD, has accepted our offer to serve as the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his appointment is effective January 1, 2019. Dr. Hamilton is... Read More »

President Trump Wants a Dovish Fed Chair. He Fired Her

Bloomberg, Thursday, July 26, 2018
On What’d You Miss this Week, Joe Wiesenthal, Scarlet Fu and Julie Hyman spoke with Greg Valliere, Horizon Investments Chief Global Strategist, about the feud that he has been warning for months was inevitable: President Trump versus the Federal Reserve. Valliere stressed that for him this is not a... Read More »

Program Helps Durham Students Hone Writing, Research, Presentation Skills

Duke Today, Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Were America’s Japanese-American internment camps considered a military necessity or a product of racial bias? Middle and high school students from Durham Public Schools puzzled over the answer last week as they discussed immigration and its history in America during a session at the Hank... Read More »

Making a Federal Jobs Guarantee Work

Bloomberg, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Professor Darity discusses his job guarantee program with Joe Weisenthal on Bloomberg.  See full video here. 

With drones and satellites, India gets to know its slums

Reuters, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
About a third of the world’s urban population lives in informal settlements, according to United Nations data.  These settlements may account for 30 percent to 60 percent of housing in cities, yet they are generally undercounted, resulting in a lack of essential services, which can... Read More »

Are Indian slums an economic asset hiding in plain sight?

Your Story, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
India is home to over 105 million slum dwellers, people who live in informal settlements, including those who do not have recognised rights to their land and property. The popular consensus and imagery that is consistent with slums is that of tightly-packed shanty dwellings, hungry and... Read More »

Very little upward mobility in slums: study

The Hindu, Monday, July 23, 2018
No upward mobility Even among those in notified slums, moving up the social ladder is a rarity. The survey reveals that households who have been in these slums for more than four generations earn just ₹8,000 per month, which is marginally more than a first-generation migrant to the city whose... Read More »

Study reveals 2,000 slums in Bengaluru, govt lists only 597

The Times of India, Monday, July 23, 2018
BENGALURU: Using satellite imagery and machine learning, a multi-agency study on the state of slums in Bengaluru has uncovered startling discrepancies in official ata: The city has over 2,000 slums, and the government recognizes only 597.  Interestingly, only Gulbarga Colony... Read More »

White College Graduates Are Doing Great With Their Parents' Money

The Atlantic, Friday, July 20, 2018
The numbers are staggering: White Americans with a college degree are on average three times as wealthy as black Americans with the same credential, and in families whose head of the household is employed, white families have 10 times the wealth of black ones. One estimate on... Read More »

Why we should stop celebrating Kylie Jenner

Chicago Sun Times, Thursday, July 19, 2018
“Self-made” further implies Jenner received no help and is successful by pluck and vision alone. We keep spinning these American tales of uplift that celebrate the very privileged — and either ignore or look askance at working or poor people. I don’t know how hard Jenner works, whether she’s up at... Read More »