1.5 Million Missing Black Men ~ Where Do We Start?

Support the Black Men Lead rite of passage program for young Black males at https://www.gofundme.com/black-men-lead

1.5 Missing Black Men ~ Where Do We Start
In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South — from North Charleston, S.C., through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and up into Ferguson, Mo. — hundreds of thousands more are missing.
They are missing, largely because of early deaths or because they are behind bars. Remarkably, black women who are 25 to 54 and not in jail outnumber black men in that category by 1.5 million, according to an Upshot analysis. For every 100 black women in this age group living outside of jail, there are only 83 black men. Among whites, the equivalent number is 99, nearly parity.
African-American men have long been more likely to be locked up and more likely to die young, but the scale of the combined toll is nonetheless jarring. It is a measure of the deep disparities that continue to afflict black men — disparities being debated after a recent spate of killings by the police — and the gender gap is itself a further cause of social ills, leaving many communities without enough men to be fathers and husbands.
Perhaps the starkest description of the situation is this: More than one out of every six black men who today should be between 25 and 54 years old have disappeared from daily life.
“The numbers are staggering,” said Becky Pettit, a professor of sociology at the University of Texas.

Get your signed copy of my latest book, Born in Captivity: Psychopathology as a Legacy of Slavery at http://www.theodysseyproject21.top/born-in-capitivity/

Support the Black Men Lead rite of passage program for young Black males at https://www.gofundme.com/black-men-lead

Get Your Black History Flash Cards Now!

You want to help your children learn about Black history, or maybe you want to learn more about Black history — get you Black history flash cards now. Click the following link to get your deck…

https://store.urbanintellectuals.com/black-history-flashcards-vol-1-pre-order/aff/RickWallacePhD/

Ghettos Forgotten Daughters is the story of Marion Wallace (Dr. Wallace,’s Wife) and how she survived childhood sexual abuse & an abusive father to become a voice for young girls like herself. Get your copy here:
http://www.ghettosforgottendaughters.xyz/buy-book/

Learn more about the Society of Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs Investment Group and how you can join and benefit from the organization here: http://www.theodysseyproject21.top/sobpe-investment-group/

Leave a Reply