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Do DNA Tests Sell Rosy Ideas About Race for Profit?

Duke Research Blog, Monday, August 12, 2019
Earlier this year,  the online DNA testing company Ancestry.comfaced a media firestorm and social media backlash after posting a controversial ad on its YouTube page.  The DNA testing company Ancestry.com took down its ad, “Inseparable,” in April 2019 in response to criticism... Read More »

Despite 114pc Growth Rate, Women-Owned Businesses Do Not Generate Same Wealth as Male-Owned Businesses

New Kerala, Sunday, August 11, 2019
CHICAGO: A new report produced by Asset Funders Network (ANF), in collaboration with Duke University's Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Closing the Women's Wealth Gap (CWWG), reveals that while data shows women-owned businesses are growing in number, the businesses are typically... Read More »

Food Subsidy in Cash or Kind?

Economic & Political Weekly , Saturday, August 10, 2019
The wrong debate.  Should food subsidies, currently availed in the form of subsidised cereals, be given out in the form of cash instead? Arguments have been advanced on both sides of this debate, which remains largely unresolved so far. Some analysts and official agencies have come out in... Read More »

What the Left Must Do

LA Progressive, Friday, August 9, 2019
We are living at an inflection point. 43% of us cannot afford the basics. 78% live paycheck to paycheck. UN scientists give us twelve years to get our climate act together. The neoliberal project that has dominated American political and economic structures since Reagan cannot deliver the basic... Read More »

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

Center for American Progress, Wednesday, August 7, 2019
How America's Housing System Undermines Wealth Building in Communities of Color By Danyelle Solomon, Connor Maxwell, and Abril Castro Posted on August 7, 2019, 7:00 am This report is part of a series on structural racism in the United States. Typical... Read More »

How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

The New York Times, Wednesday, August 7, 2019
A new online calculator has a winner: Baby bonds. A group of boys walks past a partially collapsed row house in Baltimore in 2013.CreditCreditPatrick Semansky/Associated Press One of the big policy goals of the Democratic presidential candidates is reducing the racial wealth gap. Cory... Read More »

Simulating How Progressive Proposals Affect the Racial Wealth Gap

Center for American Progress, Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Simulating How Progressive Proposals Affect the Racial Wealth Gap Getty/Eric BaradatA mural with the words "Keep the dream alive" is pictured in an alley in Baltimore, April 2019. This issue brief and accompanying interactive are part of a series on structural racism... Read More »

El Paso massacre has impact on Latino community

ABC Videos, Monday, August 5, 2019
Dr. Eladio Bobadilla, an assistant professor of history at the University of Kentucky, explains how the "white nationalist rhetoric" coming from the Trump administration is targeting Latinos.   Watch the video here. 

Cash Reparations as Earnest Money

Medium, Sunday, August 4, 2019
All levels of US government have a history of being used by White Americans to legitimize exploiting Black Americans. The result has been racialized inequalities in wealth and health, but also a settled entitlement among White Americans to use the government as a tool to enact policies of... Read More »

New exhibit 'Uneven Ground' details housing inequality in Durham

ABC 11, Saturday, August 3, 2019
  DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A new exhibit on display at the Durham County Department of Public Health shows the significant role that housing inequality plays on public health. The Bull City 150 "Uneven Ground" exhibit was created to raise awareness and a greater understanding of the root... Read More »

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