University of Minnesota Hosting a Conference on Global Racial Inequality

The University of Minnesota’s Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice is holding a three-day conference next month that will examine possible solutions to racial economic inequality throughout the world. The fourth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality will be held on October 11-13. The first conference was held in Minneapolis in 1996. Subsequent conferences were held in Australia and South Africa.

Efforts to combat racial and ethnic economic inequality must be grounded on a solid understanding of the underlying causes of the differences,” said Dr. Samuel L. Myers, Jr., director of the Wilkins Center and a national authority on the methodology of conducting disparity studies. “Too little attention has been paid to the fact that traditional solutions to problems of inequality are based on flawed assumptions about the deficient behaviors within communities of color and ignore historical and structural determinants of inter-group inequality.”

The conference is free and open to the public but registration is required. More information is available here.

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