How America Can Fix the Racial Wealth Gap

Salon, Sunday, December 7, 2014
One of the most persistent but unaddressed problems in the United States is our massive racial wealth gap. Read more:

Duke Sanford’s William Darity, Jr. Talks Race, Academics, and “Acting White”

Sanford Journal of Public Policy, Monday, August 18, 2014
Darity approaches the topic with a view toward educational outcomes. His research looks at the link between anti-intellectualism and the black-white achievement gaps, and finds no evidence that anti-intellectualism is particularly present in African-American communities or responsible for academic... Read More »

Getting Beyond the 'Acting White' Insult

Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, August 5, 2014
This issue doesn't just affect African-Americans, said Duke University professor William Darity, Jr. "We have a widespread sentiment that suggests there is some kind of discount for being intellectually a high achiever. I want to argue that there is no evidence that the degree of anti... Read More »

Real Talk: Is 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Overlooking the Real Issue?

WUWM Milwaukee, Thursday, June 26, 2014
Now two economists are saying "My Brother's Keeper" focuses too much on the behaviors of young men and is essentially blaming the victims, rather than addressing the real structural causes of racial inequality. Read more: Read More »

Common Core the Wrong Focus; Fix Testing, Funding

Charlotte Observer, Monday, June 9, 2014
"If N.C. lawmakers replace the Common Core, teachers will feel that the slew of professional development sessions they have attended and the countless hours spent developing and revising lesson plans to align with the Common Core were fruitless,” writes Kristen Stephens. Read more: http://www.... Read More »

New Report: Blacks Are Beyond Broke

NNPA, Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The growing racial wealth gap – $200 in median wealth for Blacks in 2011 and $23,000 for Whites – threatens national economic security in the United States, according to a recent report. Read more:

The Economics of Reparations: Why Congress Should Meet Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Modest Demand

New Republic, Wednesday, May 21, 2014
How much money, for instance, is due to black America? How should that money be distributed? Who should be eligible for it? Perhaps those are questions that a Congressional study could answer. Read more:

Why Are Minorities ‘Beyond Broke?’ Research Shows Racial Wealth Gap Persists

Fox News Latino, Wednesday, April 30, 2014
New analysis of 2011 Census data reveals an acute racial and ethnic wealth gap that is causing a group of leading experts to call for important policy and regulatory changes. Read more: Read More »

Make Education a Real Priority in N.C.

Herald Sun, Thursday, February 27, 2014
Our legislature should increase all teacher salaries -- regardless of years in the profession -- so that we are paying teachers at or above the national average. It is time to move our position from 46th in average teacher pay to the top 20. Read more: Read More »