"The Minnesota Paradox: Racial Inequality and Progressive Public Policy" by Dr. Samuel Myers, Jr. - talk with Faculty
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Dr. Myers’ Lecture summary:
Minnesota is one of the best places in the country to live. But, yet, it has some of the widest racial disparities in economic outcomes in the nation. How can that be?
Dr. Myers’ talk explores the evidence for and against competing explanations for the paradox. It provides a historical perspective demonstrating that white advantages, and not non-white deficits, play essential roles in interpreting the evidence. His talk also explains why the Minnesota Paradox is relevant for understanding racial inequality elsewhere.