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Can Reparations Help Right The Wrongs of Slavery?

Thursday, August 1, 2019
The fundamental problem is the inadequate set of resources that blacks can transfer from past generations that creates the racial wealth gap. And that dynastic effect is associated with our whole history of white supremacy and racism in the United States. LISTEN

How Mets' Marcus Stroman Became Must-See Baseball Show

Thursday, August 1, 2019
“Because this is Duke, everything’s about basketball,” said professor Mark Anthony Neal, who taught Stroman that summer. “I had both Zion [Williamson] and RJ [Barrett] in my class, and there’s never an expectation — because they’re here for one year — that they’re ever gonna come back and finish... Read More »

Duke Professor: People Not Remorseful About Their Racism, Only About Getting Called Out On It

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Mark Anthony Neal, chairman of the African and African-American Studies Department at Duke University, said Thursday that Goodman's comment and attitude don't surprise him. "There are still pockets of deep racism in this country," Neal said, "pockets, even here, even in 2019, in which people are... Read More »

Behind Trump's 'Go Back' Demand: A Long History of Rejecting 'Different' Americans

Monday, July 15, 2019
“The paradox, of course, with respect to black people who are descendants of persons who were enslaved in the United States, is that you’re telling people to go back to where they came from after you forcefully transported them here,” said William Darity, a public policy professor at Duke... Read More »

Two Economists Fuel Democratic Debate Over How Far Left To Go

Sunday, July 14, 2019
For decades, William Darity Jr. and Darrick Hamilton toiled in obscurity. They criticized mainstream economists and politicians for failing to address racial inequality, and touted more radical remedies of their own. Now, with the 2020 presidential campaign under way and liberal Democrats... Read More »

Duke Professor William Darity, Jr. Is Leading the Discussion About Reparations

Thursday, July 11, 2019
William A. Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook professor of public policy and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, has been researching reparations for more than 30 years.  Read More

A Few Liberal Activists Challenged Kamala Harris' Black Authenticity

Monday, July 8, 2019
“A lot of people are sort of jumping out and saying this is xenophobic or nativist, but I don’t see this at all as a claim that is hostile to other communities,” Darity said. “There are people who perceived it as hostile because it breaks with the notion that there is complete homogeneity among the... Read More »

Q&A With Charlie Piot, Author of The Fixer

Friday, June 28, 2019
The US Diversity Visa (DV) lottery, also referred to as the green card lottery, allocates 50,000 visas annually to those from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the US. Up to twenty million people from around the world apply each year, with winners selected by raffle. The... Read More »

Racist Pool Rules in NC and 'When They See Us' Makes an Old Story Go Global

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Critics and scholars, including Mark Anthony Neal, say the rules echo a long history of keeping black people out of private and public spaces. Neal and popular culture expert Natalie Bullock Brown join host Frank Stasio to talk about the story in the latest installment of #BackChannel, The... Read More »

Slavery Reparations Could Carry a $17 Trillion Price Tag

Thursday, June 27, 2019
William Darity, a public policy professor at Duke University, has researched reparations for decades. With Professor Dania Francis at UMass Amherst, their paper, “The Economics of Reparations,” notes that the United States has paid reparations to wronged communities before, including Japanese... Read More »

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