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View Diary: New Study Finds Median Wealth of Black Women Is $5 (176 comments)

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  •  This makes me so angry (5+ / 0-)

    because political rights obviously have not broken down barriers to economic prosperity in this country.

    •  speaks about race plus gender among minorities (3+ / 0-)

      women need more rights among the minority groups. It is not just poverty, it is also the place women have in these groups.

      We need to empower women better in this country.

      We could establish a right to have a bank account for every citizen.

      The government could make sure that tax returns flow towards women and man equally.

      Yes, health care would help.

      We need to support women better. In Europe you get money for each kid - every month. The more kids the more money you make. This money could flow towards mothers.

      We have to do something. Any more ideas?

      •  Social security for "stay at home" moms. (5+ / 0-)

        It irks me no end that on the one hand, society tells women to stay home and devote themselves to their families, and yet does not provide in any way for the women who do just that.  No benefits, no health care, no social network of any kind.

        If we were serious about those expectations, we wouldn't make it so fucking difficult for women to do.

        Why is this on the front page?

        by Kaili Joy Gray on Fri Mar 12, 2010 at 06:24:25 PM PST

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        •  Great idea - We should also introduce (1+ / 0-)
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          a measure Europe has - that insurance companies pay when relatives take care of sick people at home. Most are women taking care of parents, husbands, sick children.

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