Marriage has been a declining institution among all Americans and this decline is even more evident in the Black community.In 2014 only 29% of African Americans were married compared to 48% of all Americans.“Nevertheless, these preferences have real effects. While more black men date and marry white women than ever before, more black women cannot even get a first ‘chat’ on Internet dating sites.” In truth, according to the most recent census, 25 percent of the marriages of black men in 2010 were interracial.At the same time, black women are the least likely of all women to get married.This rattles her even though she is married to a Native American.
Or for black women to seek mates overseas as others in the comments have suggested?
Bracing herself for Thanksgiving, she anticipates more black male loved ones choosing to “date out.” “With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I cannot help but dwell on who might be coming to dinner,” Miles writes.
“Last holiday season gave me plenty of food for thought on this all too familiar and often uncomfortable racially-tinged question.
As a single black woman myself, these questions remain important, even if they have been dissected a thousand times.
It’s only natural that the holidays, a time for reflection and family, would bring them up for consideration for the 1,001st round of consideration.
This is because a higher percentage of Black women are divorced and widowed than men.