Is Marriage for White People?

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The image of Barack and Michelle also accentuates a sobering reality. As African Americans, they are extraordinary in the most ordinary way: They are a married couple raising their children together.

Over the past half-century, African-Americans have become the most unmarried people in our nation. By far.

We are the least likely to marry and the most likely to divorce; we maintain fewer committed and enduring relationships than any other group. Not since slavery have black men and women been as unpartnered as we are now.

Although the African-American marriage decline is especially pronounced among the poor, it is apparent as well among the affluent: doctors, lawyers, corporate professionals.

Black women of all socioeconomic classes remain single not because they want to be, but instead because the ranks of black men have been decimated by incarceration, educational failure, and economic disadvantage.

Nearly twice as many black women as men graduate from college. As a result, college-educated black women are more likely than college-educated women of other races to remain unmarried or to wed a less educated man who earns less than they do. Half of college-educated black wives less educated husbands, a gap that makes such relationships more often conflicted and prone to divorce.

Yet black women do not marry men of other races. Black women marry across class lines, but not race lines. They marry down but not out. Thus, they lead the most racially segregated intimate lives of any Americans.

Why? Why, even amidst rising rates of interracial marriage, are black women the least likely to marry out? What are the consequences of the unprecedented rates at which they marry down or remain unmarried?

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The image of Barack and Michelle also accentuates a sobering reality. As African Americans, they are extraordinary in the most ordinary way: They are a married couple raising their children together.

Over the past half-century, African-Americans have become the most unmarried people in our nation. By far.

We are the least likely to marry and the most likely to divorce; we maintain fewer committed and enduring relationships than any other group. Not since slavery have black men and women been as unpartnered as we are now.

Although the African-American marriage decline is especially pronounced among the poor, it is apparent as well among the affluent: doctors, lawyers, corporate professionals.

Black women of all socioeconomic classes remain single not because they want to be, but instead because the ranks of black men have been decimated by incarceration, educational failure, and economic disadvantage.

Nearly twice as many black women as men graduate from college. As a result, college-educated black women are more likely than college-educated women of other races to remain unmarried or to wed a less educated man who earns less than they do. Half of college-educated black wives less educated husbands, a gap that makes such relationships more often conflicted and prone to divorce.

Yet black women do not marry men of other races. Black women marry across class lines, but not race lines. They marry down but not out. Thus, they lead the most racially segregated intimate lives of any Americans.

Why? Why, even amidst rising rates of interracial marriage, are black women the least likely to marry out? What are the consequences of the unprecedented rates at which they marry down or remain unmarried?

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the black woman is being abandoned ....
 

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Marriage is as much about property rights as it is about love.

Doubt me?

Check out what the law's primary concern is when a marriage breaks up.
 

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Educated black women forget how to speak in Ebonics.

So when they marry and uneducated black man.

There is an insurmountable language barrier.

This inability to communicate often leads to divorce. :doubt:
 

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The image of Barack and Michelle also accentuates a sobering reality. As African Americans, they are extraordinary in the most ordinary way: They are a married couple raising their children together.

Over the past half-century, African-Americans have become the most unmarried people in our nation. By far.

We are the least likely to marry and the most likely to divorce; we maintain fewer committed and enduring relationships than any other group. Not since slavery have black men and women been as unpartnered as we are now.

Although the African-American marriage decline is especially pronounced among the poor, it is apparent as well among the affluent: doctors, lawyers, corporate professionals.

Black women of all socioeconomic classes remain single not because they want to be, but instead because the ranks of black men have been decimated by incarceration, educational failure, and economic disadvantage.

Nearly twice as many black women as men graduate from college. As a result, college-educated black women are more likely than college-educated women of other races to remain unmarried or to wed a less educated man who earns less than they do. Half of college-educated black wives less educated husbands, a gap that makes such relationships more often conflicted and prone to divorce.

Yet black women do not marry men of other races. Black women marry across class lines, but not race lines. They marry down but not out. Thus, they lead the most racially segregated intimate lives of any Americans.

Why? Why, even amidst rising rates of interracial marriage, are black women the least likely to marry out? What are the consequences of the unprecedented rates at which they marry down or remain unmarried?

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Very good question. I'm beginning to see more white male-black female couples, but they still very rare. Further questions: why have so many black men abandoned marriage? And why do so many marry outside their race when they do marry?
 
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Lets face it, black women on average are big, mean and ugly compared to all other women.
 

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Like all other women on earth (No family attacks-Meister) they wouldn't give a cowardly little worm like you the time of day.
 
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You talkin about VooDoo?
 

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The image of Barack and Michelle also accentuates a sobering reality. As African Americans, they are extraordinary in the most ordinary way: They are a married couple raising their children together.

Over the past half-century, African-Americans have become the most unmarried people in our nation. By far.

We are the least likely to marry and the most likely to divorce; we maintain fewer committed and enduring relationships than any other group. Not since slavery have black men and women been as unpartnered as we are now.

Although the African-American marriage decline is especially pronounced among the poor, it is apparent as well among the affluent: doctors, lawyers, corporate professionals.

Black women of all socioeconomic classes remain single not because they want to be, but instead because the ranks of black men have been decimated by incarceration, educational failure, and economic disadvantage.

Nearly twice as many black women as men graduate from college. As a result, college-educated black women are more likely than college-educated women of other races to remain unmarried or to wed a less educated man who earns less than they do. Half of college-educated black wives less educated husbands, a gap that makes such relationships more often conflicted and prone to divorce.

Yet black women do not marry men of other races. Black women marry across class lines, but not race lines. They marry down but not out. Thus, they lead the most racially segregated intimate lives of any Americans.

Why? Why, even amidst rising rates of interracial marriage, are black women the least likely to marry out? What are the consequences of the unprecedented rates at which they marry down or remain unmarried?

Read more: Is Marriage For White People? | FoxNews.com


Black OR anything else.... usually does not marry beneath themselves. With education comes self esteem and class. You will not find an educated asian girl marrying an asian punk. Same goes for a white or hispanic.

As far as i am concerned.... good for the woman for 1) for not feeling the need to have a man. 2) leaving the trash in the garbage and looking elsewhere.
 

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#1 may make you feel 'empowered' but is fraught with peril
 
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As far as i am concerned.... good for the woman for 1) for not feeling the need to have a man. 2) leaving the trash in the garbage and looking elsewhere.
I think it's more that men are rejecting black women.
 

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As far as i am concerned.... good for the woman for 1) for not feeling the need to have a man. 2) leaving the trash in the garbage and looking elsewhere.
I think it's more that men are rejecting black women.

what men.... come on now you can do better then vague statements.
 
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All men, It's just that black women are the least desirable
 

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All men, It's just that black women are the least desirable
First off you have intertwined to many topics into one jumbled question/statesman. You need to be clearer about what topic and question you are asking.

Which black women are you saying are the least desirable now. The educated ones or the uneducated ones.?
 

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