Black men are the second least likely to earn a college education, after Latino men.
And Black women are least likely to “marry out” across racial lines.
It would be easy to blame Noerdlinger — yet this dilemma is faced by all too many of her successful African-American sisters.
” A worldly, well-educated professional, Noerdlinger should be positioned to choose a partner far more appropriate than a serial criminal like Hassaun Mc Farlan.
But instead of building a life with an equal, she opted for a man who could destroy the life she’s so carefully built.
Using five-year estimates from the 2008-2012 waves of the American Community Survey, the authors examined race gaps in marriage patterns.
Key Findings: According to the authors, “Even if Black women rise up the ladder, in part because of their efforts to acquire more education, one of the key mechanisms for maintaining that higher status for the next generation — assortative mating — is less available to them.” This means households with two college graduates earn more income, which sets a solid foundation for the next generation.
A recent Social Mobility Memo of The Brookings Institution indicates a large percentage of Black women with college degrees remain unmarried because they seek to only wed a Black, educated man.
“Single black female BA seeks educated husband: Race, assortative mating and inequality,” published April 9, offers that the current trend of “assortative mating” in the U. — choosing a spouse with a similar educational background — is less available to college-educated Black women.
Azealia Banks is ever-plentiful in the controversial statements department.
Next up, the “Ice Princess” rapper gives her views on dating black men.
Black women around the country also are reconsidering deep-seated reservations toward interracial relationships, reservations rooted in America's history of slavery and segregation.
They're taking cues from their favorite stars — from actress Shar Jackson to tennis pro Venus Williams — as well as support blogs, how-to books and interracially themed novels telling them it's OK to "date out." It comes as statistics suggest American black women are among the least likely to marry.
Of all the questions posed by the Rachel Noerdlinger saga, the most confounding isn’t, “Why hasn’t the mayor fired her yet?