In the Media

Ruben Rosario's column on efforts to build a new swimming complex in North Minneapolis highlights research by Professor Samuel Myers Jr. on racial disparities in drowning rates among children.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 14, 2018

This story previews the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report Conference, hosted by the Humphrey School on September 6-7. 

Star Tribune
September 3, 2018

This article mentions Professor Samuel Myers Jr. and his research into racial disparities in drowning deaths.

Star Tribune
July 24, 2018

This story examines the results of a study conducted by the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice and other University researchers, on the cost of health inequities in Minnesota. 

The Circle, Native American News and Arts
June 7, 2018

This story looking at the impact of raising the minimum wage in Minneapolis and St. Paul mentions a study conducted by the Humphrey School's Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice on that topic for the city of Minneapolis. 

MinnPost
April 25, 2018

Coverage of a daylong symposium honoring the career of former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, co-hosted by the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice at the Humphrey School. 

Minnesota Spokesman Recorder
March 6, 2018

Coverage of the daylong symposium honoring the career of former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, co-hosted by the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice at the Humphrey School. 

Minnesota Spokesman Recorder
February 27, 2018

Professor Samuel Myers Jr. was quoted in this coverage of a recent workshop on the challenges faced by people of color when interacting with the financial services industry. 

Minnesota Spokesman Recorder
February 25, 2018

 This story looking at the minimum wage in Minneapolis refers to a study conducted last year on that topic by the Humphrey School’s Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice.

The Wake
December 4, 2017

In this commentary regarding a proposal to raise the minimum wage in the city of Minneapolis, writer Chance Wellnitz mentions a study on the impact of a higher minimum wage, which was conducted by the Humphrey School's Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice.

MN Daily
April 3, 2017

Banks competing this year for a contract for the city of St. Paul’s business will not only be judged on their fees and services, but also on how they treat minorities and the community overall. A recent study by Professor Samuel Myers, which found racial disparities in banks' lending practices, was mentioned.  

Finance & Commerce
February 3, 2017

The city of St. Paul is creating a Responsible Banking Committee to try to find firms committed to racial equity in housing and services. A recent study by Professor Samuel Myers, which found racial disparities in banks' lending practices, was mentioned.  

Star Tribune
February 1, 2017

A study on the impact of a $15-per-hour minimum wage, which was conducted by the Humphrey School's Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, is mentioned.

Patch
January 18, 2017

A new study by researchers at the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice suggests a minimum wage increase would have miniscule negative impacts on the city of Minneapolis. But some city officials are skeptical.

Minnesota Daily
October 10, 2016

The analysis of a $15 per hour citywide minimum wage in Minneapolis found it would boost pay for many workers without much impact on businesses, some of whom remain worried about the consequences.

Star Tribune
October 6, 2016

Without adequate data, the racial divide in America remains a matter of perception rather than of careful empirical analysis, Dr. Samuel Myers writes in this commentary. 

Open Democracy
October 5, 2016

A study conducted by researchers at the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice concludes that raising the minimum wage in Minneapolis to $15 an hour would increase the incomes of tens of thousands of workers. 

MPR News
October 5, 2016

While minorities represent about 22 percent of the Twin Cities metro area’s population, minority-owned businesses represent just 7 percent of all employer firms. The article cites a 2015 study by Dr. Samuel Myers, director of the Humphrey School's Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice.  

MinnPost
September 13, 2016

Dr. Samuel L. Myers Jr. discusses the difficulties and challenges faced by people of color re-entering the community after incarceration.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
January 6, 2016

Professor Dr. Samuel Myers Jr. was awarded a 2015 Game Changer Award at the St. Paul NAACP chapter's 102nd anniversary banquet. The banquet was hosted by Reg Chapman from WCCO-TV with the keynote address by Dr. Josie Johnson, considered Minnesota's first lady of civil rights.

MSR News Online
November 13, 2015

Professor Samuel Myers, Jr.,  talks about future prospects for minorities and small business in Minnesota. 

MPR News
October 2, 2015

Professor Samuel Myers, Jr. provides some valuable insight into the myth that "minorities don't swim."

Pioneer Press
July 29, 2015