Married dating black men
Middle-class and lower-class Black men alike have suffered a rhetorical death.
A popular 2015 article proclaims “1.5 million Black men are ‘missing’” from everyday lived experiences due to incarceration, homicide, and HIV-related deaths.
The conclusions of this debate were elusive at best, mostly muddled by different opinions about the conflicting relationship desires of Black women and Black men.
But the debate made one thing clear: the controversy about the declining rates of Black marriage is a .
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Black women the least likely than any other race or gender to marry?
In hindsight, I realize that she was asking me, “Why are light-skinned women like Beyoncé or Alicia Keys considered more physically attractive and therefore, more marriageable, while ‘regular,’ dark-skinned sisters like me can’t seem to find a man who wants to date me for who I am on the inside?” Her story went viral, sparking a national debate.Within the year, social media, newsrooms, self-help books, Black television shows and films were ablaze with commentary that interrogated the increasing trend of never married, middle-class Black women.I hate to say it, but every time a Black woman—or man for that matter—gets engaged to a member of another race or ethnicity, prejudice and racist folks alike come a stomping. But to outright judge a celebrity who you do not know…and frankly fellas, had a VERY small chance of snagging is just ridiculous.I used to think that these types of sentiments were limited to White, Anglo Saxon individuals who grew up in minuscule towns, but as I mature, I’m learning that a “separate but equal” mentality thrives in America and beyond– regardless of your race—especially when it comes to love and marriage. Understand one thing: everyone has the power of CHOICE.