Greetings and welcome to my blog on Dating, Marriage and Divorce in Black and White!
First, according to , the number of black females begin to outnumber black males by age 16; for whites, this does not happen until approximately age 32.
Second, black men are three to four times more likely than black women to marry outside of the race.
We know white men are just as imperfect as the rest of us.
But the idea that the author decided to put white males on a pedestal above black men without considering the challenges of being black in America had me fuming.
This blog will be devoted to examining historical and current issues related to dating, marriage, and divorce between African Americans and whites, with a focus on black women and white men. Supreme Court invalidated any laws prohibiting interracial marriages in the Loving vs. ‘Loving Day’ is celebrated in several places across the country and my blog celebrates this decision, too.
I am launching my blog today, June 12th because it is an important date in the history of interracial marriage. Black women are the only group of women in America who cannot take for granted that if they seek marriage to a black man that there will be an ample supply of available men from which to choose.
The longstanding persistent exclusion of black women as a heterosexual relationship partner for white men (and other men of color) continues to exist in a society that today prides itself on colorblindness and even post-raciality.
Quantitative polls that measure racial attitudes of whites today show a marked decrease in racial hostilities, however, these polls do not account for the complexities of frontstage and backstage racism, whereby whites manipulate racial performances for the settings that they are in. To understand the phenomenon of black women’s consistent exclusion by white men, I examined 134 contemporary white men’s thoughts, opinions, perspectives, and emotional reactions to black women as they expressed in in-depth online questionnaires.
White guys will never love you like black guys, they would say.
I resented those comments, believing that my love should not be bound to the colour of my skin or anyone else’s.
If I find a ‘black’ woman attractive, it is because their hair type and facial features are more representative of the [C]aucasian race.