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Advancing Social Equity Research

Within the Center’s rich interdisciplinary community, our research scholars pursue projects across various fields of inquiry as well as with researchers at Duke and scholars throughout the world.

Research & Publications

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Reframing the Asian American Wealth Narrative: An Examination of the Racial Wealth Gap in the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color Survey

Abstract The National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color (NASCC) survey was developed to supplement…

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Caste Discrimination in Contemporary India

Ch. 8 in Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy Abstract To what extent do social…

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Stratification Economics: A Primer and an Explanation on Opposition to Affirmative Action

Abstract In this chapter, stratification economics provides a vehicle for analyzing attitudes toward affirmative action….

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Are Leaders Still Presumed White by Default? Racial Bias in Leader Categorization Revisited

About the report In the United States, leaders of the highest valued companies, best-ranked universities,…

The Black Reparations Project

The Black Reparations Project

The Black Reparations Project: A Handbook for Racial Justice Overview This groundbreaking resource moves us…

Understanding the Effects of Windfalls: What People Do with Financial Payouts, and What It Means for Policy

What happens when individuals receive infusions of money-large or small? This report by Cook Center…

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Increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the fields of nutrition and obesity: A road map to equity in academia

Samantha L. Martin, Michelle I. Cardel, Tiffany L. Carson, James O. Hill, Takara Stanley, Steven…

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Vital and Valuable

Vital and Valuable: The Relevance of HBCUs to American Life and Education Overview Historically Black…