Common Myths About Black Woman/White Man Relationships

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“It will never last.”

Also not true.

Marital stability studies published on the Education Resources Information Center found that White female-Black male unions are more prone to result in a divorce than White-White marriages are, while Black female-White male marriages show substantially lower rates of divorce than White-White marriages.

Erica Chito Childs, Ph.D., an associate professor at Hunter College and Past Chair of the Section of Racial and Ethnic Minorities for the American Psychological Association and author of Fade to Black and White: Interracial Images in Media and Popular Culture says that black men don’t necessarily date and marry interracially because they have transcended their hang ups about race, she told me.  Dr. Childs, a white women who is divorced from a black man, says that often, black men boo-ing up with non-black women has more to do with status and getting the “trophy” that was once taboo and off-limits to them.

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