"Do You Really Want To Be Me? A Black Woman's Life..." You can can wear my clothes, style your hair, and share the same men as I do... But "Do You Really Want To Be Me?". There are 23.5 Million black women in this country in comparison to the 127.3 Million women in America. The struggle of the black woman is seldom acknowledged today. Being a black woman has its downfalls, but it is one of the most compelling sides of a story of liberation and dedication.
According to official estimates from the US Census Bureau the Black female population in the United States was 23.5 Million in 2013. This is 52% of the total Black population compared to Black males who make up 48% of the Black population.
Compared to all females in America Black females are on average younger at 35 years old compared to the age of ‘all females’ at 39 years old. Black female children (under 18 years old) are at the same percentage as ‘all female children’ to their respective populations at 49%. The percent of the population who are females increases much quicker for the Black population as they get older due to a higher mortality rate of Black men. This considering that women of all races and ethnicities have a longer lifespan than men.
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