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The Struggle Of A Black Woman

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What would the world be like without women? How would the men survive without us? There are some that may think it would be easier for a man if they did not have to worry about their women. They would not be able to handle the functions of a woman. Black women have been classified as being uneducated, strong- willed, hard to get along with; but this is demeaning to our beautiful black women. Black women are strong and are the backbone to a lot of good and wonderful things.
Black women have had to confront and overcome double oppression, racism, and sexism. Mostly black women worked the fields, nursed the children, prepared the meals and tended to the housekeeping chores with the assumption ...view middle of the document...

The number of African American women-owned businesses in 2013 was estimated at 1.1 million, comprising 42 percent of businesses owned by women of color and 49 percent of all African American-owned businesses. African American women-owned businesses employed 272,000 workers and generated $44.9 billion in revenue in 2013. Of the top 10 fastest-growing private companies owned by black entrepreneurs from 2009 to 2012, only 27 percent were owned by black women,(Guerra, M., The State of African American Women in the United States. 2013).
Black women are making things happen and I like the fact that we are taking a stand for our own lives instead of letting people dictate how we live. African American women, who make up 13 percent of the female population in the United States, are making significant strides in education, participation, health, and other areas, but there is a long way to go to fully close the racial and ethnic disparities they face. New policies such as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, and other proposed policies such as paid sick leave...

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