Black Women and the Economy
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 583 , Segment 3
Episode: Opioid Crisis, Textbook Price, Black Women and the Economy
- Jun 28, 2017 11:00 pm
- 16:14 mins
Guest: Chandra Childers, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, previously a Professor of Sociology at Texas Tech University and University of Washington Black women are more likely to vote than any other minority group, the number of businesses they own nearly tripled in ten years, and they’ve made huge gains in attaining higher education. Yet, black women in the US are underrepresented in government, they make less money than most other groups, and they’re more likely to live in poverty than any other race, ethnicity or gender. Why haven’t the achievements of black women translated into more financial and political success?