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American Prison Literature - American Women's Prison Literature
... In recent years, the population of women in U.S ... Women represent almost 10 percent of the U.S ... The works of literature these women write are testament not only to the power of women to overcome the oppression and discrimination they face in their daily lives, but the strength to withstand the ...
AIDS Pandemic - By Region - Americas - United States and Canada
... is one of the top three causes of death for African American men aged 25–54 and for African American women aged 35–44 years in the United States of America ... In the United States, African Americans make up about 48% of the total HIV-positive population and make up more than half of new HIV cases, despite making up ... The main route of transmission for women is through unprotected heterosexual sex ...
African Americans In The Revolutionary War - African American Women
... See Enslaved Women in the Colonial North America and the U.S ... Black women, many of whom were slaves, served both the Americans and the British in the capacity of nurses, laundresses and cooks ...
Marriage Squeeze - History
... the cause for this condition are As a category, African American men suffer from higher rates of incarceration, unemployment, and poor health than do their white ... Other factors that contribute to the marriage squeeze is that African American men marry non-African Americans at a higher rate than do African American women ... According to Newsweek, 43% of African American women between the ages of 30 and 34 have never been married ...

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    I think it’s unfair for people to try to make successful blacks feel guilty for not feeling guilty.... We’re unique in that we’re not supposed to enjoy the things we’ve worked so hard for.
    Patricia Grayson, African American administrator. As quoted in Time magazine, p. 59 (March 13, 1989)

    The My Lai soldier lifts me up again and again
    and lowers me down with the other dead women and babies
    saying, It’s my job. It’s my job.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    The African race evidently are made to excel in that department which lies between the sensuousness and the intellectual—what we call the elegant arts. These require rich and abundant animal nature, such as they possess; and if ever they become highly civilised, they will excel in music, dancing and elocution.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

    The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow—one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)