Racial Wealth Inequality Overlooked as Cause of Urban Unrest, Study Says

Duke Today, Monday, September 10, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. – More than 50 years ago, riots tore through many U.S. cities, prompting national scrutiny of the root causes. Yet a half-century later, says new research, a key contributor to the social upheaval of the 1960s remains under-explored: racial wealth inequality. Meanwhile, the racial... Read More »

Duke must look at past, present, future before deciding to rename Carr building

WRAL, Wednesday, September 5, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. — Students and supporters rallied on the Duke University campus Wednesday, pushing the administration to change the name of the Carr building. The Carr building, which is home to the history department, is named for Julian Carr, who fought for the Confederacy and gave a fiery... Read More »

Union Membership Narrows the Racial Wealth Gap for Families of Color

Center for American Progress, Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Wealth is critical to families’ immediate and long-term economic well-being. It helps families pay their bills if their income drops due to unforeseen events such as a layoff or medical emergency. It also allows them to invest in their future by sending their children to college; moving to a... Read More »

'Don’t want to let schools off the hook': Considering reparations in higher education

Duke Chronicle, Tuesday, September 4, 2018
For all African Americans whose enslaved ancestors never received their 40 acres and a mule, six professors agreed that the United States needs to pay up.  The department for African and African American Studies hosted its first town hall forum of the year titled “Reparations Now? Looking... Read More »

Duke debates reparations for slavery as Confederate controversies continue

ABC 11 News, Tuesday, September 4, 2018
DURHAM, NC (WTVD) --  In the audience and on stage at Duke Monday night sat African-American students, scholars and everyday residents whose ancestors never received their 40 acres and a mule. It was the 19th-century federally ordered reparation for slavery; A way for newly-... Read More »

Should there be reparations for African Americans? Scholars tackle the topic at Monday panel

Duke Chronicle, Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Reparations for African Americans are crucial to fight white supremacy and compensate for slavery's consequences, scholars said at a town hall forum Monday, but they aren't enough. Racial inequality and discrimination are so engrained in diverse aspects of the American society that no single... Read More »

New India Foundation announces its shortlist for the first Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize

Scroll In, Friday, August 31, 2018
The New India Foundation has announced the shortlist for the very first Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize. The award, which was set up earlier in 2018 for works of non-fiction focusing on India after 1947, comes with a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh. The six titles on this year’s... Read More »

OpEd: Know the truth first, then let emotions be last; are we sure James (Jim) Tate Hill is the right candidate for Fresno’s district 3 city council?

ONME News, Tuesday, August 28, 2018
We are in the era of change where it matters who sits in our local elected offices.  More and more people are beginning to realize how change is most conducive at the local level.  As residents living in these communities, where the information age is advanced through the use of... Read More »

New Indian Foundation ’s focus on post-1947 history to fill literary gap

Hindustan Times, Tuesday, August 28, 2018
There are many histories — subaltern, institutional, to do with movements — that tell the story of a nation, its crests, troughs, flows and stasis. Since 2004, the New Indian Foundation (NIF), a Bangalore-based trust, has been sponsoring quality and original research on different aspects of... Read More »

75 Top Economics Influencers to Follow

Focus Economics, Thursday, August 23, 2018
35. Sandy Darity (NEW!) Sandy Darity is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics at Duke University. Some of his research topics include inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the... Read More »