“What We Talk About When We Talk About Black Unwed Mothers: A Q&A With Tanya Fields of the BLK Projek” (Regina Mahoney, RH Reality Check)
It’s hard enough being a Black woman in American society. Go ahead and have a baby and not be married, and everything that’s wrong in the world is your fault. And under these auspices—like your community looking at you with disdain—you must raise healthy, happy children, when the legislative policies and institutional structures make it difficult for you to do so. On the left and on the right, when we have conversations about single mothers, we have conversations about poor women. Lawmakers will have everybody at the table except poor women, except single mothers, as if we’re some sort of extinct species they can never get a hold of.
There’s a lot of well-put stuff in there about food, mothers, poverty, race … so go read it already.