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Bull City 150 Exhibit Opening on Durham History, Housing and Inequality

Duke Today, Thursday, September 7, 2017
A new exhibit will examine the deep historical roots of gentrification, the racial wealth gap and housing discrimination in Durham. “Uneven Ground: The Foundations of Housing Inequality in Durham, NC,” is a public history exhibition and engagement initiative of the Bull City 150 project, which... Read More »

Mentorship Without Hierarchy: The economists Darrick Hamilton and Sandy Darity met as student and adviser. Now, they see themselves as equals.

The Atlantic, Wednesday, September 6, 2017
"In their research together, the economists Darrick Hamilton and William “Sandy” Darity Jr. have examined the racial wealth gap and policies to address it, such as a federal jobs guarantee. The pair met 20 years ago, when Darity was Hamilton’s dissertation adviser at the University of North... Read More »

What America would look like if it guaranteed everyone a job

Vox, Wednesday, September 6, 2017
A recent detailed plan from economists William Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton, Mark Paul, and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, is far more ambitious — it calls for employing about 14 million people at the cost of $775 billion per year, paid for in part by greater tax revenue,... Read More »

White House claims ‘dreamers’ take jobs away from blacks and Hispanics. Here’s the truth.

The Washington Post, Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Furthermore, said Darrick Hamilton, an economics and urban policy professor at The New School, blacks and Latinos want access to quality jobs, not just jobs at the bottom of the labor market. “Why do we reserve and presume the bottom of the labor market for blacks and Latinos?” Hamilton said. “... Read More »

POLITICO 50: The ideas blowing up American politics and the people behind them.

POLITICO Magazine, Tuesday, September 5, 2017
William "Sandy" Darity, Founding Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University and Darrick Hamilton, Associate Director of Cook Center and Associate... Read More »

Episode 4: Darrick Hamilton on the racial wealth gap & the job guarantee

The Next System Project, Tuesday, September 5, 2017
This week on the Next System Podcast, Adam sits down with Darrick Hamilton to discuss his work on the racial wealth gap in the United States, as well as Hamilton's proposal for a federal job guarantee program. This episode touches on economic planning, labor force dynamics, stratification patterns... Read More »

Racial Wealth Disparities

Legal Eagle Review, Sunday, September 3, 2017
William A. Darity Jr. joined the Legal Eagle Review podcast to discuss the concerns associated with racial wealth disparities in the United States and specific policies we may introduce to address these disparities. The Legal Eagle Review is an informative and thought-provoking weekly show... Read More »

How young Chinese-Americans are embracing their identity

South China Morning Post, Sunday, September 3, 2017
“Biracial people tend to face higher levels of social exclusion … because they are never ‘Asian enough’ or ‘white enough’ to fit into their respective racial groups,” said Sarah Gaither, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University in the US, whose research focuses on interracial... Read More »

The 50 Best Social Sciences Programs in the World Today

TheBestSchools.org, Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Founded 1838, Duke University is organized into four undergraduate colleges and 10 graduate or professional schools. The Trinity College of Arts and Sciences is one of the larger colleges and awards nearly 80 percent of the undergraduate degrees. The college has four main divisions: Arts,... Read More »

Amid Confederate monument controversy, some older black people ask, 'Why now?'

The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, August 27, 2017
For some, the monuments are a painful reminder of the tactics used to oppress black people during the Jim Crow and civil rights eras, to establish who was in control.  For seven years, Keisha Bentley-Edwards was an assistant professor of educational psychology and black studies at... Read More »

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