Skip to comments.Controversial Book Asks ‘Is Marriage for White People?’
Posted on 01/26/2012 8:03:07 PM PST by SkyPilot
CBS) The single life is a challenge for many people dating and finding the right romantic partner are not easy. But for one segment of the population, it is even more difficult, according to a new and controversial book.
CBS 2s Jim Williams takes a look at Is Marriage for White People? by Stanford University professor Ralph Richard Banks.
Danielle Smith, 38, and Tiffiney Ross, 29, seem to have it all. They are attractive, well-educated and have successful careers. But we asked them, where are the men?
Thats what I keep asking myself every day, Smith said. I dont know where they are.
We wondered what the dating scene was like for Ross.
There isnt one, she said. Im dating absolutely no one.
They are not dating, so chances for marriage seem slimmer.
I dont even think about meeting someone, Smith said. Thats how disillusioned Ive become.
Smith and Ross, both African American, are not unusual according to the book Is Marriage for White People?
Stanford University Law professor Ralph Richard Banks writes black women are more than three times as likely to never marry as white women.
Why? Because Banks says the pool of black men available to them is smaller.
Ten percent of black men are in prison, Banks said in an interview with CBS 2. Black men have much higher unemployment rates; much higher school dropout rates than other groups.
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First, I believe it can be demonstrated by statistical fact that a far greater percentage of white women date black men than white men who date black women.
To put it another way, (in the whole) most white men just don't prefer black women.
I believe it is the ultimate status symbol for a black man to have a white blong blue eyed wife on his arm. Black men who prefer to date or marry white women say overwhelmingly that they find white women more supportive and nurturing than black women.
The family used to be the bedrock of foundation in the black community. It has been destroyed.
God intended that men and women should get married - period. There isn't anything in scripture about "white people" and "black people" and different rules.
Here is my advice: men, pull your pants up, get a job, and love your wives.........women, keep your knees together until marriage, and love and forgive your husband as God has forgiven you.
Count me as an exception. My last girlfriend was black. My last wife was native american. And I'm fish-belly white.
I'm a single, celibate, solvent, and sane now, so it's not an issue.
I’ve pretty much written it off. Too many golddiggers out there.
>> it is the ultimate status symbol for a black man to have a white blong blue eyed wife on his arm
“blong”? Is that a cross between “bling” and “blond”?
The whine about the number of black men in prison is just tough. You do the crime, you do the time. Behave yourself if you don't want to end up in prison. It's not that hard.
Ten percent of black men are in prison, and 40 percent of Black men have been in prison, 50 percent of Black men have not graduated High School. Great choices to chose from.
Yep. My kids are grown and gone, my grandkids are doing great, and I've bought enough houses for women that turned out to be bitter haters.
How about government moved in and replaced the black husband/father with Section 8 and WIC? Then started the War on Boys, supported by a union education establishment that doesn’t educate, and finalized by the War on Drugs.
What average black male looks at marriage as a plus? Black women have been entirely co-opted by liberal feminism: career comes first, children second. Sex is free and easy and abortions common.
Plus, white women by and large are very supportive of their spouses and much more traditional. Even liberal women take their husbands last name, etc. Black women are an argument and a fight and forget tradition they’re busting out. Hostility is second nature and anything can set it off. It’s like threading a landmine. Not all of them, but I’ve seen that cute smile turn deadly nasty on a dime. It’s not pleasant and doesn’t make you think marriage, but run away, run away.
Interracial marraige was once a sensitive topic in the U.S. It never occured to me to care one way or the other.
That kind of comment doesn’t blong on this thread, OK?
>> Black men who prefer to date or marry white women say overwhelmingly that they find white women more supportive and nurturing than black women.
Interesting that two out of three example “blonde gal-black dude-marriage” pics you posted have already failed. The third one, Michael Jordan and Yvette whats-her-name, is a little early to draw a conclusion; married late 2011.
Klum and Seal are getting divorced.
Might wanna edit that.
>> That kind of comment doesnt blong on this thread, OK?
Agreed...couldn’t care less...
>> Might wanna edit that.
But hey, Tiger and Elin are still hangin’ tight...
Speaking of Tiger, what’s the difference between Santa Claus and Tiger Woods?
Trouble in paradise, eh?
Sounds like even Klum had to see what was on the fourth floor.