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Take Note: William Darity, Jr. on the Persistence of Racial Inequality

Sandy Darity

Have attitudes about race and inequality changed for the better? We'll ask our guest, William Darity Jr., the Samuel Dubois Cook professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University.  He's also the founding director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke and served as director of Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina.  His research focuses on racial, ethnic, and economic inequalities. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner talks with him about how structural racial inequalities persist in "post-Obama" America and whether like affirmative action really work.  We'll also hear about his ideas for policy solutions to address inequalities across race and socioeconomic class.

Kate Lao Shaffner was the Keystone Crossroads Reporter for WPSU-FM from 2014-2015. She reports on infrastructure, economic, legal, and financial issues in Pennsylvania with reporters from WHYY (Philadelphia), WITF (Harrisburg), and WESA (Pittsburgh).
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