I'm trying to figure out where this stereotype comes from. It certainly doesn't come from the popular culture. I think the conclusion the writer's trying to avoid is that the consensus standard for male looks is the Caucasian man, whereas the consensus standard for female looks is the Oriental woman. Men of all races prefer Oriental women because they find them good-looking. Conversely, women of all races like Oriental men the least because they find them unattractive. Black women are equally unpopular because men of all races find them unattractive.
Note this is a generalization. Some white men marry black women. And some Oriental men marry Oriental women. But on average, Oriental men will have more trouble landing Oriental women, and black women will have more difficulty landing white men. And this is probably reflected in the marriage statistics.
It’s not just appearance, but also impressions people have of femininity or lack thereof — or masculinity or lack thereof — in the personality. Asian women, generally speaking, are considered most feminine, black women least feminine, white women in between. Black and Hispanic men make up for some of the relatively low education and socioeconomic status, etc., by the generally impression that they are the most masculine. White men may also represent a physical ideal for Asian ladies, but for white ladies, the physical ideal seems to be a Hispanic man. There is also considerable physical attraction for black men.
“Black women are equally unpopular because men of all races find them unattractive.”
Speak for yourself. I find a lot of black women very attractive, but I never have found a black woman who didn’t insist she wanted only to date and marry a black man. The odds of finding a black woman and white man together are far slimmer than the odds of finding a white woman and a black man, and that’s not entirely because of the biases of black and white men.