Women — including those who are unmarried — are now the leading or solo breadwinners in 40 percent of U.S. households, compared with just 11 percent in 1960, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau analyzed by Pew.
According to the report it appears that educated women are catching up with men in the workforce. But at the lower end of the spectrum, there are more single mothers than ever before and most of them are living near the poverty line. Not to mention women are still in the fight to achieve pay equity across the nation.
This study is just a formality. Many of the women who read this already know the real deal. We have watched our grandmothers and mothers carry the burden of providing for a full house with empty pockets. The fact remains that many women are sacrificing many things to have what’s needed to ‘fly solo’.
So if black people have the buying power and women are fast becoming the sole breadwinners of households…
The trends, fads, pop culture, fashion, multi media outlets, music, food AND events will be even more geared towards women of color. That has been the operating practice for years but now expect the dynamic to become even more visible and wholly pervasive.