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The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University
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On Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, the deputy prime minister of Singapore and scholars and policymakers from the U.S., Singapore, the United Kingdom, and India gathered for a conference convened by the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, the Brookings Institution, Washington University in St. Louis, and the National University of Singapore entitled "Housing, inclusion, and social equity: A global perspective."
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Added photos to Equity or Excellence: (Missed) Opportunity?.

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On Oct. 30, William Darity, Jr. director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, provided expert testimony to the Congressional Joint Economic Committee and the Congressional Black Caucus on economic challenges facing the African-American community.

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The Initiative on Poverty and Social Justice is hosting a forum for Durham City Council candidates at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, in Nelson Music Room on Duke's East Campus. Come - and bring questions for the candidates.
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Blacks families with a median net worth of only 24K give more for higher education than white families who provide support at 168K+, according to a new study released by The Cook Center. Despite a close to 19 to 1 racial difference in median wealth, black parents demonstrate an outsized commitment to using their limited resources to invest in their children’s education. And that investment pays off; bringing their children to near parity in terms of educational achievement with their white counterparts.
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