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fuckyeahfeminists:

Food for thought:

Whites have 20 times more $ than blacks

This difference in financial assets is one reason why black families are seven times more prevalent in homeless shelters than white families, according to a report released by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness.

In 2010, black families made up 38.8% of the shelter populations, but only 12.3% of the population overall. That means 1 in every 141 black families stayed in a homeless shelter in 2010.

White families, on the other hand, occupied 28.6% of shelter beds, while they account for 63.7% of all American families in 2010. Only 1 in 990 white families stayed in a shelter that year.

Black families are also more likely to be in poverty than their white counterparts. In 2010, nearly one-quarter of black families were poor, compared to 7.1% of white families.

If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work & enterprise, all women in Africa would be millionaires

George Monbiot

And this would go for many women in the US, too.

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