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Ask Code Switch: 'Since You're Black, You Must Be ... '

NPR Code Switch, Saturday, August 26, 2017
It's annoying and offensive to be stereotyped, and it sucks to feel the need to constantly explain your background and interests. Actually, it's more than just annoying — "stereotype threat" is a documented phenomenon that studies have shown can hold people back at work, in school and in their... Read More »

Episode 45: Transformation (Seeing White, Part 14)

Scene on the Radio, Thursday, August 24, 2017
The concluding episode of the series Seeing White. An exploration of solutions and responses to America’s deep history of white supremacy by host John Biewen, with Chenjerai Kumanyika, Robin DiAngelo, and William “Sandy” Darity, Jr. Listen to the full episode here

The Violence of ‘Liberty’ - Book Symposium: Democracy in Chains

Policy Trajectories, Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Nancy MacLean’s superb study Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America has been vilified by the usual suspects – the libertarian right. Probably the main source of their ire is the fact that MacLean has pulled the cover off of their agenda and its sources... Read More »

A is for Afrocentric

The Nod, Monday, August 21, 2017
Keisha L Bentley-Edwards, Associate Director of Research and Director of Health Equity Working Group with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine at Duke University. contributed to The Nod, a new podcast from Gimlet... Read More »

"Race in the United States" Course Offered at The New School

The New School News, Friday, August 18, 2017
Building on the success of Post-Election America — a free weekly course that brought together New School faculty members from a cross section of disciplines to reflect upon and explore the implications of the most recent presidential election — The New School’s Provost’s Office is now offering Race... Read More »

Associate Director of the Cook Center honored as 2017 Inspiring Leader in STEM

INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Darrick Hamilton, Associate Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy & Department of Economics, The New School, was honored as a 2017 Inspiring... Read More »

A Duke Reading List of Studies of Race, Politics And History

Duke Today, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
William Darity, co-author: “Persistent Disparity: Race and Economic Inequality in the United States since 1945 (Edward Elgar Pub, 1999) “Persistent Disparity” provides a comprehensive examination of the magnitude and scope of racial economic disparity in the United States. Sanford... Read More »

Young Scholars Summer Research Institute Highlights Local Student Research on Inequality

Duke Today, Monday, August 14, 2017
Student participants in the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity Young Scholars Summer Research Institute presented research projects before more than 200 parents, Duke faculty and staff and teachers and administrators from Durham Public Schools, at the program’s capstone conference July 31... Read More »

Who do you think you see?

Duke Magazine, Thursday, August 10, 2017
This is the question that has often been asked about me at different parties and social functions across my entire life: “Guess what race she is? I bet you will never guess!” As if my “secret racial identity” is some sort of fun party game. It’s not that I am racially ambiguous in appearance (... Read More »

In new book, William Darity Jr. discusses race, growth of for-profit universities

The Duke University Chronicle, Monday, August 7, 2017
William Darity Jr., Samuel Dubois Cook professor of public policy, recently helped edit and write “For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education." The Chronicle spoke with Darity about the book and the role of race, class and other factors in the rise of for-profit... Read More »

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