Professor of public policy, African and African American Studies and economics; director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity
Darity specializes in wealth and income disparities, reparations and the psychological effects of unemployment. To address wealth inequality, he proposes a federal job guarantee and “baby bonds,” a program to offer children a government-provided trust fund.
“I think this is the kind of work that we should have been engaged in a long time ago, well prior to Obama’s election as a Democratic Party candidate.”
the Atlanta Black Star
“Bernie Sanders would establish higher education as a ‘right,’ and bring us back to an era when public colleges and universities were free or virtually free -- only this time blacks will be included,” writes Duke professor William Darity Jr. and two co-authors.
the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
WYNC’s ‘Brian Lehrer Show’