African American mothers have less education, more uninsured kids, and are more likely to raise them as a single parent.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
The infographic “Will Black American Moms be Celebrating this Mother’s Day” published by FinanceOnline.com paints an alarming image, suggesting that in a country built on the idea of equal opportunity for all, black American mothers may be facing a double-whammy: being black and a woman, both of whom face institutional discrimination. Interpreting data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other credible sources, the infographic suggests that African American mothers have less education, more uninsured kids, and are more likely to raise them as a single parent.
According to the infographic even under the administration of a black president, black mothers are still lagging behind Asians, whites, and Hispanics, more tellingly in median household income and divorce rates. The figures presented in the infographic are not absolute, but they do show an undeniable pattern that suggest more than concludes African American mothers face more problems than the other racial groups.
The infographic presents four key areas that paint a less encouraging picture for black American mothers: demographics, marriage and divorce, number of children, and household expenditures. Here are some of the key areas presented in the inforgraphic where black American mothers need improvement:
- Black American mothers tend to raise more kids
- Black American mothers are more likely to raise their children as a single parent
- Black American mothers are more likely to face a divorce
- Black American mothers have the least spending power for their children
More specifically, spending on household food, housing, family vehicle, and entertainment were collated to literally drive home the point where African American mothers may be getting frustrated to raise a better future for their children.
The story the infographic data is telling may be uncomfortable for some readers, especially during Mother’s Day, a positive, happy day for all mothers. However, the infographic presents an opportunity to address the social inequities that extend to this day. When will Americans resolve the opportunity imbalance among ethnic groups? Or can they? the infographic asks the readers.
More detailed figures are presented in the "Will Black American Moms be Celebrating this Mother’s Day?" infographic published by FinancesOnline.com.