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Cory Booker Wants 'Baby Bonds' For Every Newborn. How Would That Work?

Monday, April 15, 2019
The plan to address those differences by giving newborns a nest egg was first developed by professors William A. Darity, of Duke University, and Darrick Hamilton, of the New School. “Its real intent is to provide every young person with an asset that could enable them to actually build or... Read More »

Leading Reparations Scholar Weighs in on Georgetown's Big Vote

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Professor William Darity speaks with ABC News about the Georgetown reparations case. WATCH

The U.S. Students Who Want To Pay Slavery Descendants

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
William Darity Jr is a professor of public policy at Duke University, and is one of the leading scholars on reparations in America. "I am refreshingly surprised that the reparations conversation has become so rich and expansive in the public arena recently," he says. "To see multiple... Read More »

This Could Be The First Slavery Reparations Policy in America

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
William Darity Jr., a professor of public policy at Duke University and one of the leading scholars on the economics of reparations, said he was “admiring” of the student efforts, while also pushing them to lay the groundwork for a nationwide effort that avoids “piecemeal” solutions. “We do need to... Read More »

Revisiting Duke University's History of Hip-Hop Course

Sunday, April 7, 2019
If there were such a thing as an academic rock star, Duke University’s Mark Anthony Neal would be one. Neal is a professor, hip-hop scholar, and author, who is a highly-sought after cultural critic. News outlets like the Huffington Postand WUNC regularly tap Neal, Chair of Duke’s African and... Read More »

'Baby Bonds' Could Help the U.S. Wealth Gap

Friday, April 5, 2019
Duke University professor William “Sandy” Darity and his onetime student Darrick Hamilton, currently serving as director of Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, have proposed an interim step dubbed “baby bonds.” The bonds, averaging $25,000 but rising to as... Read More »

Blue Devil of the Week: Dancing Through Past and Future

Monday, April 1, 2019
What he loves about Duke: As a professor in several departments, DeFrantz values Duke’s interdisciplinary approach to teaching and collaboration. ... “Duke is pushing the arts to an interdisciplinary focus,” DeFrantz said. “I can work in engineering and humanities and arts. It’s very appealing... Read More »

The 'Best of Enemies;' What To Do About Michael Jackson, and More

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Popular culture experts Mark Anthony Neal and Natalie Bullock Brown share their thoughts on Hollywood’s treatment of a Durham story with host Frank Stasio in the latest installment of #BackChannel, The State of Things’ recurring series connecting culture and context. READ... Read More »

Duke University Professor Shares His Guidelines For Reparations

Monday, March 25, 2019
Duke University professor of economics William Darity Jr. recently spoke on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal call-in show about reparations for the African descendants of slaves and the role the issue plays in the 2020 presidential campaign. Read More

The Cases For Reparations: How 2020 Presidential Candidates Address The Issue

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Democratic presidential hopefuls are talking about reparations for slavery. They’re talking seriously, but with few specifics. What would a reparations policy actually look like? LISTEN

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