The Top 5 Things That Are Hard to Get Right When Being a Black Woman in America


Being Black in America means you have to face obstacles that many white women do not.

As a result, we’re more likely to be seen as victims of violence and discrimination, and to face higher rates of unemployment, underemployment, and poverty than our white counterparts.

A study from the American Association of University Women found that white women face more obstacles than black women in their careers, the college experience, and marriage.


White women are less likely to work in a male-dominated field than black or Hispanic women.

Research from the Brookings Institution found that women are much less likely than men to be employed in fields that are predominantly male, including technology and finance.


White Americans earn less than black and Hispanic Americans.

Black and Hispanic women earn on average $27,800 less than white Americans, according to a 2014 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Black women are more likely than white women to live in poverty.

According to the Urban Institute, black women are six times more likely as white women, to live on less than $10,000 a year.


White men are more than twice as likely as black men to have children.


Black men have lower incomes than white men.

Black people make up more than 10 percent of the U!


population, but make up nearly half of all households that are headed by men.

In addition, black men are less than half as likely to have the same type of education as white men, according a 2014 analysis from the Pew Research Center.


Black children are more at risk of poverty and incarceration than white children.

A 2016 study by the Center for American Progress found that African American children live at higher risk of being poor and incarcerated, while white children are not as likely.


Black American men are twice as like to be stopped by police than white American men.

According the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, Black American males are more often stopped by law enforcement officers, which is why police have historically been more likely (and often lethal) to arrest and prosecute people of color.


Black Americans are more educated than white and Asian American Americans.

Blacks are more apt than whites to have college degrees and earn higher-paying jobs, according data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.


Black males are less often employed in the white-dominated construction and farming industries than white males.

The construction and agricultural industries are overwhelmingly white-owned.

Black-owned companies make up the majority of U.