In D.C., White Families Are on Average 81 Times Richer Than Black Ones

The Atlantic, Saturday, November 26, 2016
The wealth discrepancy between blacks and whites is one of the most stark examples of inequality in America. White American families have, on average, around $142,000 in savings and assets, minus debt. Black families’, meanwhile, amounted to only $11,000, according to a 2014 Pew Research study. The... Read More »

Black Wealth in the Age of Trump

The Atlantic, Monday, November 21, 2016
"White Americans have about 13 times the wealth of black Americans, a Pew Research report found in 2014, the widest the gap has been since the 1980s. The wealth discrepancy between black and white Americans is the consequence of decades of housing, land, and education discrimination. Bringing black... Read More »

Racial Wealth Disparities

WNCU 90.7 FM, Tuesday, November 15, 2016
"How can we understand racial disparities in income? The Measure of Everyday Life, a program with WNCU 90.7 FM radio, spoke with William A. (“Sandy”) Darity, Jr., director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African... Read More »

Farmer Perspectives on Livelihoods Within Community Supported Agriculture

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Economics, Monday, November 14, 2016
"In the United States there is a tremendous amount of interest in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) among farmers, consumers, activists, and policymakers. Despite the attention garnered by CSA farms and the resurgence of local agriculture, relatively few studies have examined the livelihood... Read More »

Diversity in the Economics Profession: A New Attack on an Old Problem

Journal of Economic Perspective, Tuesday, November 8, 2016
"Another mentoring program currently housed at Duke University is the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE), which aims to help untenured professors and economists outside of the academy to strengthen their research in order to attain tenure. Other recent efforts for early-... Read More »

Faculty describe Terry Sanford’s legacy in light of governor’s race

The Chronicle, Friday, November 4, 2016
"As the North Carolina gubernatorial race nears its end, faculty reflected on former governor Terry Sanford's ongoing legacy in both the state and at Duke. Sanford was president of the University for 16 years—one the longest tenures any Duke president has had—after he served as governor and... Read More »

Report finds extreme wealth inequality in area

The Washington Post, Thursday, November 3, 2016
"The wealth differential is staggering," said William Darity Jr., a professor at Duke University and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, which collaborated on the study with the Urban Institute and New York's New School. "The findings we have show that education does not... Read More »

Report: 'White households in DC have a net worth 81 times greater than Black households'

ABC 7 News, Thursday, November 3, 2016
"WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Beginning with this sentence -- "White households in DC have a net worth 81 times greater than Black households" -- a new report from the Urban Institute examines what they say is a long history of systemic racism and discrimination in Washington to explain the wealth gap... Read More »

Net worth of white households in D.C. region is 81 times that of black households

The Washington Post, Wednesday, November 2, 2016
"A new study that aims to explore the historical wealth disparities between black and white residents in the D.C. region found that white households have a net worth 81 times that of black households. The report, called “The Color of Wealth in the Nation’s Capital,” said the Great... Read More »

Does Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Start in the Cradle?

Next City, Wednesday, November 2, 2016
"For a brief moment in time nearly 30 years before the American Civil War, black residents in Washington, D.C., who’d been freed from slavery had to pay the local government a $1,000 bond to secure their freedom. They also had to collect signatures from five white witnesses to guarantee their entry... Read More »