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Roland Fryer Jr.


Roland Gerhard Fryer Jr. is a professor of economics at Harvard University. In addition to being affiliated with Harvard University he maintains offices at the National Bureau of Economic Research and WEB DuBois Institute. In January 2008, at age 30, he became the youngest African-American to ever receive tenure at Harvard. Fryer is widely regarded to be one of black America and Harvard's rising stars, having published numerous economics-related papers in prominent academic journals over the past few years. The New York Times ran an extensive profile of Fryer, entitled "Toward a Unified Theory of Black America," in March of 2005 that dealt extensively with Fryer's rough upbringing.