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Position, Power, and Property: Racial Economic Inequality in the United States

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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Join The Graduate School at 5:30 p.m. on March 24 for a Zoom conversation with William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr. about his research on race and economic inequality in America. Darity is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He has served as chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and was the founding director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke.

Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, North-South theories of trade and development, skin shade and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics, and the social psychological effects of exposure to unemployment.

His most recent book, coauthored with A. Kirsten Mullen, is From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century (2020). Previous books that he has co-authored or co-edited include For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Education (2010), Economics, Economists, and Expectations: Microfoundations to Macroapplications (2004), and Boundaries of Clan and Color: Transnational Comparisons of Inter-Group Disparity (2003). He has published or edited 13 books and published more than 300 articles in professional outlets.

This event is part of The Graduate School's Race and Bias Conversations series. Questions? Contact Assistant Dean J. Alan Kendrick at or Assistant Dean Francisco Ramos at

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  • General
  • Appreciation Week
  • Race & Bias Conversations