The Intersection of Swimming and Racial Inequality

Social Science

MSI PI Samuel Myers , director of the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, is featured by the Humphrey School for his research that uses disparities in drowning rates among different racial groups in the US to study racial inequality as a whole. Professor Myers is a competitive swimmer as well as an expert in economics and social justice.

The story can be found on the Humphrey School website: Pools Apart.

Professor Myers is using MSI for a Wilkins Center study of the city of Minneapolis’s new $15 minimum wage law. He is also one of the featured researchers in the U’s current Driven to Discover campaign: I am driven to train advocates to develop new policies for social change.