Women and African Americans

Updated: 9/7/2020
Women and African Americans

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  • 1830 - Women are limited to being homemakers.
  • Jacksonian Era
  • African Americans suffer extreme violence and oppression from the white slave owners. African Americans are enslaved on plantations, separated from their families, and subject to violent punishment. Women are restricted to being housewives for the most part. Women are not able to own property, vote, or hold office. They are considered the chattel of their husbands.
  • Early 1800s - Africans are being enslaved and shipped around the world in the dark, overcrowded ships.
  • 2020 - The glass ceiling in corporate America limits opportunities for women; still in the kitchen, it's just an updated version.
  • 2016 Election of Donald Trump
  • Police violence against African Americans continues unabated and is not condemned by the President (Herd, 2020). African Americans are incarcerated in greater numbers than any other group in America. Female politicians are not treated with respect, more women lose access to abortion, the President objectifies women. Women are not equally represented in executive positions and do not receive equal pay (Landfried et al., 2017).
  • 2020 - African Americans are overrepresented in prison and are subject to killing by police officers in greater numbers.