Battlepanda: Read this while you can


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Read this while you can

Here's a profile of up-and-coming economist Roland G. Fryers Jr. It's been up at the New York Times website for a month already so I don't think they'll be keeping it up for very much longer. His personal story, from petty criminal to rising star at Harvard, is pretty incredible. But what really impresses me is his willingness, nay, hunger, to take the bull by the horns when it comes to investigating racial issues in economic terms. What are the concrete reasons for the achievement gap between blacks and whites and how can that gap best be closed.