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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 »

Racism and the Recession: New School Professor Addresses Racial Inequality

The New Paltz Oracle, Thursday, April 7, 2016
On Thursday, March 31, Darrick Hamilton, Ph.D., an associate professor of economics and urban policy at the New School and faculty affiliate of the Cook Center, held a lecture entitled, “Rhetoric vs. Reality: Neoliberal Thought and the Racial Wealth Gap.” Speaking before a crowded Lecture Center,... Read More »

Vox’s Tax Calculator Is Wildly Misleading—So We Made a Better One

The Nation, Wednesday, April 6, 2016
"Last week, Vox published an article titled “This simple calculator tells you how each presidential candidate’s tax plan affects you.” It couldn’t be more manipulative. Vox’s calculator, despite its catchy headline, does not show how your overall economic situation might change under each... Read More »

Race, Wealth and Me

The Huffington Post, Wednesday, March 30, 2016
"In a recent report released by Melany De La Cruz-Viesca and her colleagues, [including William "Sandy" Darity and Darrick Hamilton of the Cook Center,} they examine wealth inequality across racial and ethnic groups in Los Angeles. Their findings highlight that although much of the... Read More »

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