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The Effect of Mass Incarceration: Rise of the Black SuperWoman

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Between the ages of 20 and 29, one black man in nine is behind bars. For black women of the same age, the figure is about one in 150. For obvious reasons, convicts are excluded from the dating pool.
Looking only at the non-incarcerated population, black women are 40% more likely to go to college. They are also more likely than white women to seek work. One reason why so many black women strive so hard is because they do not expect to split the household bills with a male provider. And the educational disparity creates its own tensions. If you are a college-educated black woman with a good job and you wish to marry a black man who is your socioeconomic equal, the odds are not good." - The Economist

Yes. Economists agree that in the Black community, the Black woman is the "man". The Rise of the Black superwoman is now a reality. Why isn't the community embracing this change and using it to their advantage? Is the male ego that sensitive? Are we really aware of the effect mass incarceration has ( and will continue to have) in our communities?

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