Nearer to Owercoming

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Nearer to overcoming

When I was fifteen I thought I was going to die before turning thirty, my parents split up when I was very young, and the most of my family was involved in some sort of crime. I actually once had to borrow money for bailing my own farther out jail. I also committed crimes, I was selling drugs and I was hanging out with a gang, this is no good life for a fifteen year old boy, so I backed away from a life of crime and won a sports scholarship to the university of Texas. Today I am an economics professor at Harvard university, and I did not die before turning thirty. So the questions we need to ask is, why are African-Americans so much less prosperous than whites? Why do so many black children fail at school? And why do so many black men end behind bars? Do racial discrimination still exists? There have been some improvements through time the median black household income has risen from $22.300(in 2006 currency) in 1967 to $32.100 that is an improvement of 44 percent, but there is still a gab between blacks and whites, and this gab has existed since the late 80´s, and the gab has more or less frozen since then. Blacks’ median household income is still only 63 percent of whites. Blacks die, on average, five years earlier than whites. And academically, black children at 17 perform no better than whites at 13.
People say that I am obsessed with education, that may be truth, but the fact is that a lot black children do not have the abilities to finish high school, and since this generation is our country next leaders, we need to prevent this from happening. I would say that education is the civil-rights battleground of the 21st century, so why do blacks lag behind in school? I have tested the most taboo proposition, are blacks genetically predisposed to be less intelligent? I have looked at new data from new test on very young children. At eight…...

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