Here’s what the status of Black women and girls in the United States looks like at the moment.
After gathering and examining data from various federal and state government sources, academic journals, research reports, legal cases, census reports and credible news, John Jay College Professor Gloria J. Browne Marshall and The Law and Policy Group Inc. found both positive and alarming conclusions.
On another note, research findings became alarming to the professionals upon learning of the high rates in regards to the trafficking of Black women. The report also highlights questionable conclusions about Black females having the highest rate of lung cancer, considerably a strange conclusion since Black women were found to smoke less than other women. Black women were also found to have a lower life expectancy of 74.8 years.
“There appears to be a rise in those people of color who have given up in this country or just want a new experience in another one,” the professor said, and added her interest to learn more about the rate of Black girls in relation to their connection with gang-related activity.
“I want to highlight that this report can improve the quality of life by allowing people to determine if there are things, lifestyle choices that need to change or be updated. They can draw conclusions from the data,” Browne Marshall said.
“We are progressing. But we must stay vigilant. Black women do so much for so many. We must also take care of ourselves. This report will help. Knowledge is power,” Browne Marshall said.
Browne Marshall credited Yunior Rivas, L&PG, Inc. assistant director and senior researcher, and associate researcher Lesley Yates, a senior at Spelman College, for their roles in working on the report.
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Source: Black Enterprise