SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

Named after Samuel DuBois Cook, the first Black faculty member at Duke, the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity studies the causes and consequences of inequality and develops remedies for unfair disparities and their adverse effects.

“We are Duke’s only center that is devoted intensively to problems of inequality,” said William “Sandy” Darity, Jr., the founding director of the Center. “And we look at inequality in five different areas. We are hoping to expand beyond those, but the five areas that have been our initial foci are health, wealth, employment, political participation and education.”