Children from households with single, or unwed parents are more likely to have both lower educational attainment and lower income levels, according to data from the Center for Law and Social Policy.
And more than ever, people of higher educational and income attainment are choosing to marry each other, instead of selecting mates from different educational backgrounds.
For one, black women are much more likely than their male counterparts to obtain college degrees.
They're also less likely to marry outside of their race, which can leave them with fewer choices when it comes to matching up with someone of a similar educational status.
But buried toward the bottom of its About Us page is a fuzzy You Tube video that indicates a wider problem.
The video is a defense of the company — directed at "haters" who have criticized Black Girl Travel for encouraging black women to date men in other countries."The heart of what we do is about empowering African-American women with options," says Fleacé Weaver, founder of Black Girl Travel, in the clip.
To get you to start thinking about dating interracially," Weaver says warmly. I first came across the encouragements to go to Europe and "swirl" when I was a junior in college preparing to study abroad in Sweden.
This blog will be devoted to examining historical and current issues related to dating, marriage, and divorce between African Americans and whites, with a focus on black women and white men. Supreme Court invalidated any laws prohibiting interracial marriages in the Loving vs. ‘Loving Day’ is celebrated in several places across the country and my blog celebrates this decision, too.
I am launching my blog today, June 12th because it is an important date in the history of interracial marriage. Black women are the only group of women in America who cannot take for granted that if they seek marriage to a black man that there will be an ample supply of available men from which to choose.
These pairings differ widely by race, with black Americans less likely to marry overall, and college-educated black women less likely than other groups to marry a man with a similar level of education.
The decision to marry someone of a similar educational status is called assortative mating, and for black Americans—particularly black women—the ability to participate in such forms of marital selection are slimmer than they are for women of other races.