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Old 11-02-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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of racial makeups in marriage. You can argue the reasons until youre blue in the face, but everyone knows the answer. White men and black women are both under appreciated greatly in society. It's natural that they would be empathetic to each others situation. Interestingly enough, the combination of white women married to black men is amongst the highest divorce rate.


Sounds like white women dont appreciate white men, and black men dont appreciate black women.








[]But Will It Last?[]: Marital Instability Among Interracial and Same-Race Couples* - Bratter - 2008 - Family Relations - Wiley Online Library

 
Old 02-21-2013, 01:18 AM
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I know of one couple like this , he is white jewish divorced and she is very mixed race color person with 1/8 jewish & pagan.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 01:28 AM
 
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WM/BW have lower divorce rates because we have to put up with more stigma's and face more prejudice than any other coupling in the USA (part of the reason they are so rare). So by the time WM/BW get to the marriage stage the relationship is very solid.

As far as WW/BM go, well, white women are just crazy. No marriage partner makes them happy.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 01:44 AM
 
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of racial makeups in marriage. You can argue the reasons until youre blue in the face, but everyone knows the answer. White men and black women are both under appreciated greatly in society. It's natural that they would be empathetic to each others situation. Interestingly enough, the combination of white women married to black men is amongst the highest divorce rate.


Sounds like white women dont appreciate white men, and black men dont appreciate black women.








[]But Will It Last?[]: Marital Instability Among Interracial and Same-Race Couples* - Bratter - 2008 - Family Relations - Wiley Online Library
I don't know that "everyone knows" that answer.

I think the answer comes from two main factors:

Most divorces are initiated by women. The white husband is less likely to divorce because men are less likely to divorce in general.

Women tend to marry up. And most blacks are less well off than most whites. So the black wife is less likely to divorce because it is more likely that the white husband represents a more secure life than she had coming likely from a single parent lower class household given that 70%+ of black births are to single mothers.

These factors combine to make it unsurprising that a white husband and black wife would create a stable marriage. I don't think it has to do with how society views the worth of different demographics. I think it has to do with how humans have evolved in mating patterns and the socioeconomic trends between the races.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 04:11 AM
 
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WM/BW have lower divorce rates because we have to put up with more stigma's and face more prejudice than any other coupling in the USA (part of the reason they are so rare). So by the time WM/BW get to the marriage stage the relationship is very solid.
I felt the need to edit your original post above, so it could be an excellent post.
3/4 of your post was very well thought.

Chad.

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Old 02-21-2013, 04:23 AM
 
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Young married couples consisting of a white man and a black woman also have more earnings than a white couple.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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WM/BW have lower divorce rates because we have to put up with more stigma's and face more prejudice than any other coupling in the USA (part of the reason they are so rare). So by the time WM/BW get to the marriage stage the relationship is very solid.
I tend to agree with this.

My now-husband waited to tell his father about his dating me until he knew things were getting serious because his father did not initially believe in interracial relationships and if his grandfather were still alive, he would have been disowned.

Thankfully, he gave his blessing as he outgrew that mindset and shortly after he proposed.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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Women tend to marry up. And most blacks are less well off than most whites. So the black wife is less likely to divorce because it is more likely that the white husband represents a more secure life than she had coming likely from a single parent lower class household given that 70%+ of black births are to single mothers.
Can't say I agree with this. In my case, some would say (actually my in-laws) that it was my husband who 'married up' as I am the only one who is college educated and built a secure financial foundation for myself. I believe I am the one helping him have a more secure life.

But I do get what you are saying in other situations.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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Young married couples consisting of a white man and a black woman also have more earnings than a white couple.
What? How is that so?
 
Old 02-21-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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What? How is that so?
Who knows. Maybe white black couples are more likely to have higher education. I read somewhere that the more educated a BW was the higher her chances of getting married were, but the more education a WW had the lower chances of marriage were. I don't know that this income study controlled for such factors or that "chances" is the right word, but here's the data.



Interracial Couples Who Make the Most Money - NYTimes.com
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