Nicky - posted on 02/26/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )
Ladies I found this online article interesting. I wondered about what women already in these relationship thought about this subject. Many times on this blog I have found extremely offensive comments about black women being ghetto, hateful or angry. These are comments attributed to reasons why Black Men date White women. I personally have found these comments offensive considering many in my circle of friends who are in interracial relationships are successful educated women of color. Most BA's and Post Graduate degrees. If I were to make an observation based on comments on this board, it appears many white women are marrying what we would pass up on a normal day. This is not say another womens trash is someone else's gold. Just that many are looking not for a rich man but for someone that add to the quality/worth of who they have worked hard to become. (THIS IS NOT ALL WHITE WOMEN BY THE WAY) I am also not saying White men are better either. Simply dating outside has become a necessity when looking to broaden your horizons on the male population. Truth be told Black Women are much more successful than Brothas in todays world. However we can debate the socio-economic and socio-political reasons another day. In any case, I am curious as to your thoughts on the following statement...
Single black women with college degrees outnumber single black men with college degrees almost 3 to 1 in major urban areas such as Washington, according to a 2008 population survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. Given those numbers, any economist would advise them to start looking elsewhere. “Black women are in market failure,” says writer Karyn Langhorne Folan. “The solution is to find a new market for your commodity. And in this case, we are the commodity and the new market is men of other races.”
Folan is the author of “Don’t Bring Home a White Boy: And Other Notions That Keep Black Women From Dating Out,” published this month by Karen Hunter, an imprint of Pocket Books. In encouraging black women to date and marry interracially, the book has joined a broadening debate in recent years fueled by the blogosphere, the entertainment industry and comments by prominent African Americans. By promoting interracial love for some black women, Folan explains that she is not suggesting that there aren’t any good, single black men out there, or that every educated single black woman will not find an educated black mate. She is not bashing all black men or implying that all black women are aiming for the altar. The writer, mom and Harvard-educated lawyer says that she is just offering a reasonable solution to the shortage of available black men.
Brings new meaning to Nikki Howards "I'm in love with a new management"