The World News

By Isheka N. Harrison

September 04, 2020

Renowned economist, researcher and reparations pioneer Dr. William ‘Sandy’ Darity Jr. is being honored for devoting his career to mitigating racial inequality He is the 2020 recipient of the Triangle Business Journal’s Leaders in Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award, the publication reported.

“I am honored to receive the Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award from Triangle Business Journal,” Darity said. “It was a terrific surprise to receive this recognition, and it has been especially uplifting in a year where we all are experiencing such profound loss and grief. Past honorees are people I deeply admire, and it feels wonderful to share in the glow of their accomplishments.”

The Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University, Darity is also the director of the school’s center on social equity (also named for DuBois) and founder of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality.