Originally Posted by SoEdible
But, I understand what you are saying. However, the magnitude of some of the examples of black man and non-black women dating is something. For instance, I watch football from England and the majority of the top black footballers over there are with women who aren't black. There's that discussion about how our society has tried to make it seem like black is not beautiful and how the idea of beauty is blond and white. So, it is ideologies like that that I think are often in place. That's what I am curious about.
I can't explain why so many black male athlete's date non-black women, that's been a mystery to me for some time. I know it looks bad but it's not relative to the number of black men who date black women in the "real world". I pulled this off of Wikipedia for you:
Black and White
In the United States there still are disparities between Black
female and Black male exogamy
ratios: According to the 2006 census, 286,000 White female-Black male and 117,000 Black female-White male marriages were recorded. Marital stability studies published on the Education Resources Information Center
found that White female-Black male unions are more prone to result in a divorce
than White-White marriages are, while Black female-White male marriages show substantially lower rates of divorce than White-White marriages.[citation needed
] It should be noted that a 2002 study revealed this trend to exist in near equal proportionality in all interracial marriages of every ethnic group.
In 2007, 4.6% of all married Blacks in the United States were wed to a White partner
, and 0.4% of all Whites were married to a Black partner.
Basically it's saying that as a whole 95% of black people marry within their race. True, black men are more like to marry outside their race than black women but again, it's more of the exception than the rule.
Interracial marriage in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia