What to See at Duke This Week: Bull City 150 Project

Duke Today, Monday, October 30, 2017
Duke scholars from the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Sanford School of Public Policy have amassed 150 years of housing data in Durham, and the results provide visual evidence for changing social and economic patterns over that period. The Bull City 150 project creates... Read More »

Who Do You Think You Are?

Hear at Duke, Monday, October 30, 2017
College is a time of transition and self-discovery. Every day, we become a different version of ourselves, but some of us don't really think about it. For others, it's all they can think about. In this episode, we talk to current and former Duke students about their stories of change:... Read More »

What to See at Duke This Week: "Hidden Rules of Race" and "Dream Hoarders"

Duke Today, Monday, October 23, 2017
"Brookings Institution scholar Richard V. Reeves’ latest book, "Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust," takes a harsh look at the economic inequalities that are leaving the working class and poor behind in modern America. That message... Read More »

U.S. senators introduce resolution honoring Samuel DuBois Cook

The Chronicle, Friday, October 20, 2017
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a resolution honoring the life of Samuel DuBois Cook, the first African American to hold either a regular or tenured faculty appointment at a predominantly white Southern college or university. Cook, who taught at Duke from 1966 to 1974 and was... Read More »

Ways and Means Podcast: S3 Episode 1: Slum Detectives

Duke Today, Thursday, October 19, 2017
Today, for our Season 3 premiere, we begin a three-part series, New Ideas for Policy in the Developing World. In this episode, high-tech meets high-need. How researchers are using Google Earth to find the undocumented slums of India. Duke Professor Anirudh Krishna has been studying slums in... Read More »

Cook Center receives $2.7 million to study relationship between health, religion

The Chronicle, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
A new five-year project by the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity is exploring how religiosity and involvement with churches affects African Americans' physical health.   The center recently received a $2.7 million grant to fund the project led by Keisha Bentley-Edwards,... Read More »

Bipartisan Support for U.S. Senate Resolution Honoring Samuel DuBois Cook

Duke Today, Thursday, October 12, 2017
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a resolution honoring Samuel DuBois Cook for his distinguished six-decade career in higher education. Cook, who taught at Duke from 1966 to 1974, was Duke’s first African-American faculty member and the first African American to hold a regular... Read More »

William Darity: How Cities Can Do Better Than the Fight for $15

YES! Magazine, Thursday, October 12, 2017
As we head into election season for municipal offices, candidates running for local city councils and mayor’s offices need a bold offensive strategy in order to reverse a shrinking workforce, growing pools of contingent workers who are vulnerable to volatile and low wages and reduced work hours,... Read More »

Examining Catalonia's Push For Independence from Spain

Duke Today, Thursday, October 12, 2017
Catalan separatists push for independence from Spain’s central government has been brewing for years and likely won’t be resolved any time soon, says a Duke professor. “What we see here is a saturation effect,” said Pablo Beramendi, associate professor of political science, during a discussion... Read More »

Post-racial rhetoric, racial health disparities, and health disparity consequences of stigma, stress, and racism

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth , Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Persistent disparate health outcomes between black and white Americans are a major contributor to the United States’ poor performance on international measures of health. These disparities cannot be explained by socioeconomic status alone. While health outcomes generally improve with socioeconomic... Read More »