New Paper Examines Disproportionate Effect of Eugenics on NC’s Black Population
A sordid element of North Carolina’s history is its eugenics program, which authorized sterilization of many citizens throughout much of the 20th century.
Why COVID-19 Is Exposing Health Disparities
Two Duke doctors discuss reasons, possible solutions in media briefing
Adolescents From Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Show Gene Regulation Differences
Tougher childhood marks genes related to chronic inflammation, tobacco smoke, air pollution and lung cancer
News Tip: SCOTUS’ DACA Decision A Major Win for Young Immigrants, Experts Say
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected by a 5-4 vote President Trump’s effort to end the legal protections
Price: Juneteenth to Be a Day of Reflection and the Beginning of Eliminating Racism
As Americans around the country celebrate the end of American slavery on Juneteenth this Friday, Duke President Vincent E. Price is asking the university to use the day as a moment of reflection on racism and as a starting point to do hard work to eliminate systems of inequality in the country and within the…
News Tip: SCOTUS Ruling in Gay, Transgender Employees Case ‘The Right Result,’ Experts Say
Ruling prohibits employers from firing workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity
Reimagining the Criminal Justice System
Duke scholars discuss calls for police reform in media briefing
Thinking Nationally, Acting Locally: Duke Community Speaks Out About Racism in Society and at Home
In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by Minneapolis police, it was a week in which many Duke faculty, staff and students went into their communities to raise voices and seek solutions to deep issues of institutional racism in this country.
Racial Wealth Gap Worse for Families with Children
Duke Responds to National Protests
President Vincent Price and other university leaders spoke this weekend about the protests arising across the country, condemning racial injustice and saying the university would take action and "continue the work of addressing generations of racism and injustice.
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How Art Museums Engage America’s History
Interview with Trevor Schoonmaker, the director of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke
The Enduring Call for Reparations
Interview with William A. Darity, a distinguished professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke
Is the Word ‘Picnic’ Racist? How to Deal With Questions About Language Right Now
Quotes Adriane Lentz-Smith, an associate professor of history and African-American studies at Duke
Biden Wants the Fed to Help Close Racial Economic Gaps. How Would That Work?
Quotes William “Sandy” Darity, an economist at Duke’s Sanford School for Public Policy
Charles: Presence of Guns at Protests Raises Questions of Proportionality in Response to Provocation
Features comments by Jacob Charles, executive director of Duke University’s Center For Firearms Law
How Latinos in North Carolina Are Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19
Features the work and comments of Dr. Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti, an assistant professor of pediatrics
COVID-19 Threatens Inmate Who Says He Was Wrongfully Convicted of Rape 44 Years Ago
Interview with Jamie Lau, who works with Duke’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic
‘This Is Not Just About Symbols’: America’s Reckoning Over Confederate Monuments
Quotes Adriane Lentz-Smith, associate chair of the history department
U.S. Ambassador James A. Joseph on His Lifelong Fight for Equality
Q&A with the founder of the U.S.
Taking a Lesson From the Seed — Find Joy
Commentary by Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes, a New York City pastor and doctoral student at Duke Divinity School