Infographic Illustrates The Social, Economic Issues That Black Mothers In The U.S. Face

May 10, 2013  |  

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and while it’s a day to celebrate mom and all she does, it’s also a good time to take a look at all she has to face to get it done. and Ruby Media Corporation have compiled an infographic with a variety of stats that show some of the socioeconomic hardships black mothers face in the US. For example, according to the graphic, “Black American mothers tend to have more uninsured children than whites and Asians but not Hispanics.”

“Some may find the infographic uncomfortably touching on race issue this Mother’s Day—a happy day for all mothers—but this story presents an opportunity to address an age-old social inequity that extends to this day,” the site says.

We have the full infographic below. Is there anything here that you find shocking?

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  • Lana Watts

    The picture this data is showing us is quite disturbing. I always try to look at the better picture — I am quite aware that many of my Black American girlfriends are really experiencing these predicaments, but more than looking at the negative, all I see is the strength they show to overcome all of these. Now I guess the bigger question is what are we doing about it? Is it really this hopeless? I want to know what programs are available and these should be well-implemented. But more importantly, Black women should be aware. I’m reserving my feelings for this infographic, just seem too low for Black Women. But i see the point.