$5

I just got this book in the mail today, so I’m not even done with the introduction. But I had to pass this along because it almost defies comprehension:

“If there were a single indicator to measure the status of Black women in the United States, it would be the difference in median wealth for single Black women compared to single white women. A 2010 study found that the median wealth for a single white woman was $42,600 compared to the surreal median of $5 for single Black women.”

— Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation