ABWW Stereotype Buster of the Day: The Rise in the White Single Parenthood
One of the prevalent ways to defame black women is cite over inflated percentage of African American single parenthood. These statements conflate three stereotypes hypersexuality, immorality and a criminal dependence of government entitlement programs. The truth is that black rate of birth is dropping. The black teen birth rate has dropped 9% and the overall rate has dropped 2.4%.
In reality, the fastest growth in the last two decades has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education but no four-year degree. Why are black women still bearing the burden for this behavior while white female single parents receive sympathetic treatment on reality shows?