Black women surpassed any other group based upon race and gender in 2014 by having the highest percentage that is the most educated. Reports by the National Center of Education Statistics as reported by the US Census state that black women have the highest numbers for current enrollment in college.
Black And Married With Kids posted a YouTube video last spring titled, “Black Women Top This List.” This video explains the significance behind the 9.7% mark that states that black women are #1. Hosted by Janks Morton, he questions media’s reactions to this data and states that this history in the making. “I’m here to tell you today that African-American women and African-American men today are holding up the lamp that has always been a testament to blacks in this country. We have always valued education.”
Another report in 2014 from the Black Women’s Roundtable displays that African-American woman are also at the top of the polls in voter turnout among women. According to The Washington Post, “Black Women in the United States, Progress and Challenges” “offers a glimpse of the state of black women across the country over the last six decades, a rare look at a population that numbers over 20 million people.” It extracts data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.