Darity and Gennetian Receive Foundation Grant

 July 29, 2021

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With a new grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, a team led by faculty member William A. Darity Jr. will investigate the effects of different configurations of Black reparations, gauging how these plans would shape the well-being of Black children, their families, and the broader economy.

Darity, co-principal investigator Lisa A. Gennetian, and a team of additional researchers will conduct a series of macro-simulation exercises to investigate the effects of different configurations of a Black reparations program. The simulations will gauge not only the impact on the economic well-being of Black children and their families, but also the economy-wide ramifications for all Americans. The $300,000 grant was awarded to the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.

A noted scholar of inequality and the economics of reparations, Darity is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University. He is the co-author of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century and helped produce “The ARC of Justice” series on the same subject through Duke’s Ways & Means podcast.

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Gennetian is the Pritzker Associate Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies at the Sanford School of Public Policy and Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke. She specializes in research on child and family policy and family wealth.




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