39 Facts About Black Americans


African Americans are an ethnic group consisting of Americans with partial or total ancestry from sub-Saharan Africa.

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African Americans constitute the second largest racial group in the U S after White Americans, as well as the third largest ethnic group after Hispanic and Latino Americans.

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Black Americans recruited slaves for the militia by pledging to free anyone who was seriously wounded and promised to secure a low price for coartacion for those who received lesser wounds.

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Slavery, which by then meant almost exclusively Black Americans people, was the most important political issue in the Antebellum United States, leading to one crisis after another.

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Black Americans found a new ground for political power in Northern cities, without the enforced disabilities of Jim Crow.

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Average Black Americans income stood at 54 percent of that of White workers in 1947, and 55 percent in 1962.

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Politically and economically, African Black Americans have made substantial strides during the post–civil rights era.

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Black Americans received overwhelming support from young and educated Whites, a majority of Asians, and Hispanics, picking up a number of new states in the Democratic electoral column.

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Self-reported Black Americans immigrants hailing from other countries in the Americas, such as Brazil and Canada, as well as several European countries, represented less than 0.

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In 1863, enslaved Black Americans became free citizens during a time when public educational systems were expanding across the country.

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African Black Americans were very concerned to provide quality education for their children, but White supremacy limited their ability to participate in educational policymaking on the political level.

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On many college entrance, standardized tests and grades, African Black Americans have historically lagged behind Whites, but some studies suggest that the achievement gap has been closing.

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Between 1995 and 2009, freshmen college enrollment for African Black Americans increased by 73 percent and only 15 percent for Whites.

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Black Americans women are enrolled in college more than any other race and gender group, leading all with 9.

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Economically, African Black Americans have benefited from the advances made during the civil rights era, particularly among the educated, but not without the lingering effects of historical marginalisation when considered as a whole.

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Black Americans-owned businesses experienced the largest growth in number of businesses among minorities from 2002 to 2011.

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For both men and women, the median wage earned by Black Americans employees is significantly higher in the public sector than in other industries.

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Collectively, African Black Americans are more involved in the American political process than other minority groups in the United States, indicated by the highest level of voter registration and participation in elections among these groups in 2004.

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Many African Black Americans were excluded from electoral politics in the decades following the end of Reconstruction.

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For those that could participate, until the New Deal, African Black Americans were supporters of the Republican Party because it was Republican President Abraham Lincoln who helped in granting freedom to American slaves; at the time, the Republicans and Democrats represented the sectional interests of the North and South, respectively, rather than any specific ideology, and both conservative and liberal were represented equally in both parties.

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Black Americans men have shorter lifespans than any other group in the US besides Native American men.

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African Black Americans have higher rates of mortality than any other racial or ethnic group for 8 of the top 10 causes of death.

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In December 2020, African Americans were less likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19 due to mistrust in the U S medical system related to decades of abuses and anti-black treatment.

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African Black Americans have several barriers for accessing mental health services.

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Black Americans'storically, many African American communities did not seek counseling because religion was a part of the family values.

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The West African ancestral component in African Black Americans is most similar to that in present-day speakers from the non-Bantu branches of the Niger-Congo family.

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The next most frequent ancestral component found among African Black Americans was derived from Great Britain, in keeping with historical records.

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The remaining African Black Americans mainly belong to the paternal haplogroup I, which is frequent in Northwestern Europe.

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African Black Americans have a long and diverse history of business ownership.

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On financial issues African Black Americans are in line with Democrats, generally supporting a more progressive tax structure to provide more government spending on social services.

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African Black Americans have fought in every war in the history of the United States.

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African Black Americans were the first peoples in the United States to make fried chicken, along with Scottish immigrants to the South.

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The term Black Americans church refers to churches which minister to predominantly African-American congregations.

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Black congregations were first established by freed slaves at the end of the 17th century, and later when slavery was abolished more African Americans were allowed to create a unique form of Christianity that was culturally influenced by African spiritual traditions.

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The largest Protestant denomination among African Black Americans are the Baptists, distributed mainly in four denominations, the largest being the National Baptist Convention, USA and the National Baptist Convention of America.

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Surveys show that the majority of Black Americans have no preference for African American versus Black American, although they have a slight preference for the latter in personal settings and the former in more formal settings.

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Many African Black Americans have expressed a preference for the term African American because it was formed in the same way as the terms for the many other ethnic groups currently living in the United States.

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Some argued further that, because of the historical circumstances surrounding the capture, enslavement, and systematic attempts to de-Africanize Blacks in the United States under chattel slavery, most African Americans are unable to trace their ancestry to any specific African nation; hence, the entire continent serves as a geographic marker.

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In preparation for the 2010 U S Census, a marketing and outreach plan called 2010 Census Integrated Communications Campaign Plan recognized and defined African Americans as Black people born in the United States.

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