I am reblogging this because it is exactly what I just wrote about why so many black children do not have two parents. This has the numbers for both black men and black women compared to white people. These are not made up numbers. This reality is about what is happening in this once great country that still feels it is okay to imprison people of color even though slavery was abolished 150 years ago. They just found another way around it and kept it legal. Slavery is slavery is slavery
If you are a Black person living in America, then this headline from Monday’s New York Times may be jarring, but not truly shocking: 1.5 Million Missing Black Men.
What it addresses is the number of Black men aged 25-54 who are missing from daily life in our country, mostly due to early death or incarceration. Writes the Times:
They are missing, largely because of early deaths or because they are behind bars. Remarkably, black women who are 25 to 54 and not in jail outnumber black men in that category by 1.5 million, according to an Upshot analysis. For every 100 black women in this age group living outside of jail, there are only 83 black men. Among whites, the equivalent number is 99, nearly parity.
The result is a tragic gender gap within the Black community affecting families, wealth accumulation, romance, and more. Those of us…
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