Articles on black women and dating
And the opposition comes from within the black community. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is white, has been married to a black woman, Chirlane Mc Cray, for more than two decades, and race matters to no one. More than 12 years ago, Karazin, 41, who is African-American, married a white insurance executive, Michael, 42.But the black character Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington), a Washington, DC, crisis manager on the ABC show “Scandal,” is routinely savaged online for having a fictional affair with the show’s married, white president of the United States. They think it’s no big deal, but it is,” said Christelyn Karazin, co-author with Janice Roshalle Littlejohn of the book “Swirling: How to Date, Mate, and Relate Mixing Race, Culture and Creed.” Karazin also writes the blog Beyond Black & White, runs an online forum of the same name and is brand ambassador to the interracial dating site. “Why do you have to be brave to date whomever the hell you want to? The pair lives happily in California with their three kids and Christelyn Karazin’s daughter from a previous relationship.About twice the number of black women attend college as black men, according to the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation.And the Pew Research Center determined that black men were more than six times as likely as white men to be serving time in prisons and jails in 2010.
Removing so many men from the marriage market has profound consequences.With 20 women pursuing 19 men, one woman faces the prospect of spinsterhood. Real life is more complicated, of course, but this simple model illustrates an important truth. And among African-Americans, the disparity is much worse than in Mr Harford's imaginary example.Between the ages of 20 and 29, one black man in nine is behind bars.“I’m not desperate to get married,’’ said Jacque Reid, who co-hosts the “New York Live” lifestyle show on WNBC-TV News Channel 4, serves as a correspondent for the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show” on the radio, and is the editor in chief of Singleand Living I’ve met some bad men and dated very bad men,” laughed Reid, a fitness enthusiast and never-married Atlanta, Ga., native who lives in Manhattan with her pet Shih Tzus — a boy named Sugar-Shane and a girl named Zoe.“I’m happy being single,” said Reid, who declined to give her age.