Dear Ladies and Gentlemen’s.
I am excited to see so many of you here today, and I would like to welcome you all.
As all of you probably already know, my name is Ronald Fryer. I am a professor of Harvard University. Economics is my special. I was invited here, by the University of London. Today, I want to tell you about the African-American situation and why the whites have had the power above blacks for so long. I will be talking about family backgrounds, the labour market and education, or the lack of it. I will also be suggesting how this gap between blacks and whites can be ended in the future. If you have any questions during my presentation, feel free to raise a hand, and I will try to answer at the best of my ability. My presentations will last approximately half an hour or so. There will be a break in between. I hope you will find my presentation inspiring, interesting and most of all eye opening.
Most black people from the United States suffers from their family backgrounds, they grew up in poor families, living in the ghetto surrounded by gunshots and drugs. It’s almost impossible for a kid like that, to succeed academically. Their families are not able to pay the school fee’s so most black kid’s starts working very young. Good jobs are not hanging on tree’s, for a young black boy, without any schooling. So they often have to go into the drug business, at least, that was the case for me. In the age of fifteen I was dealing drugs. Most kids like me did not have much for a future. My friend once asked me, for instance, “what will you be doing when you are thirty years old?” I smiled and said to him, that I would probably be dead. Luckily I survived. But that’s not the case for a lot of other young black men. Today, African-Americans make up 12% of America’s entire population. Today, 40% of prisoners in America are black. Now, doing my math, that’s a disturbing number considering.
Now on to the education part of this. It is proven, that a