“The Status of Black Women in the United States,” released on Wednesday by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the National Domestic Workers’ Alliance, the Novo Foundation, and the Ford Foundation, is the latest evidence that economic justice is an essential plank of any anti-racist platform.
Some choice conclusions from the report:
Black women vote at comparatively high rates and had a higher voting rate than all other groups of men and women during the last two presidential elections.
Black women remain underrepresented at every level of federal and state political office in the United States.
Voter identification laws have been found to disproportionately reduce Black voter turnout in multiple states, potentially due to the fact that fewer Blacks possess the specific forms of identification required by these laws compared with other racial and ethnic groups.