Want to “Save” Black Marriage? Marry Interracially…

August 8, 2011  |  

 

It’s not a story we haven’t heard already. But the Wall Street Journal is the latest news outlet to jump on the “black women don’t get married band wagon”. Like the stories and articles before it the author, Ralph Richard Banks, gives a list of reasons why black women have the lowest marriage rate in the country. Incarcerated black men, unwillingness to date outside the race, discrepancies in education and even hesitation from other races toward black women all contribute to the reasons nearly 70 percent of black women are unmarried.

Again, nothing we haven’t heard before.

What we haven’t heard before is this author’s suggestion: black women, can actually save black marriage by dating and even marrying interracially.

Hmm… interesting indeed. I’ve never set out to save “black marriage”. I, myself am not married, but I imagine the time and effort it takes to sustain one marriage is more than enough work.

But if you’re interested in taking on this lofty goal, check out Banks’ suggestions here.

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