I know from personal experience that two people from different worlds will have to work extra hard to understand what it means to be in their significant other’s racial shoes.Another point that Blanks made in his argument for interracial relationships was that the typical eligible and successful Black man he is a commodity and will use this to their advantage with women.
Blanks (who by the way is married to a Black woman with multiple college degrees) continues “More than half of married black women who have graduated from college have a less-educated husband who did not.
Yet despite the shortage of black male peers, 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.” Yes, the rules in the dating market have changed for Black people over the past several decades, but they’ve shifted for everyone.
When I think about it, I get why mainstream news outlets would choose to perpetuate yet another unattractive stereotype of Black women.