inequality

August 6, 2014

Earlier this month a divided Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the University of Texas' right to use race amongst its criteria for undergraduate admissions, however limited that right may be.


May 6, 2014

A day-long symposium on “John Henryism and Social Inequality” will be held Tuesday, May 13 at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


March 21, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates was in Paris last summer while the trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin was under way. When the not-guilty verdict was delivered, “I was happy not to be in America at that moment,” said Coates.


March 12, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, will discuss inequality in America during a talk Thursday, March 20, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


January 30, 2014

As anyone who has followed the Obamacare roller coaster over the past 4 years knows, passing legislation is only the first step in reforming a healthcare system.  Since Obamacare came into law, we have been consumed by battles over how to implement it, and by struggles over how to make it work effectively. But such implementation struggles are not new to Obamacare.  We sometimes fail to remember that previous healthcare laws rolled out with a fair amount of controversy of their own.