The Minnesota Paradox of Race

This program was recorded on November 16th, 2021.

Join scholars from area colleges and elsewhere as they share their specialized knowledge and enthusiasm. It’s like hearing your favorite college professors again, without worrying about writing papers or taking finals!

Minnesota is one of the best places in the nation to live. However, on virtually every measure of social and economic well-being, it is one of the worst places for Black people who face wide disparities in unemployment, income, homeownership, and educational outcomes. Professor Samuel Myers calls this the Minnesota Paradox. Join him as he explores the reasons—and the solutions—for the problem that mars what some call the “good life” in Minnesota. Samuel L. Myers Jr., PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a Professor in the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, at the University of Minnesota. His most recent publication is the co-authored (with Inhyuck Ha) Race Neutrality: Rationalizing Remedies to Racial Inequality (Lexington Books, 2019).

This series is partially co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN with the financial support of the Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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