Wednesday, August 08, 2007

More Black Women Dating (and Marrying) White Men

Before a 1960 Supreme Court decision abolishing rules banning mixed-race marriages, there were only 26,000 married couples in the U.S. comprised of a black female and white male. Today there are over 117,000 couples that fit this description. As a recent USA Today article states, "Black women around the country also are reconsidering deep-seated reservations toward interracial relationships, reservations rooted in America's history of slavery and segregation." Read more about the dynamics behind this growing trend in the article found here.

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Anonymous said...

I think this is great news. I grew up hearing the same stuff. My mother would say, "if you marry a white woman, just send my grandkids over to visit." Funny, I pursued one white woman and had interest in others. I did marry a black woman. However, this was not by design or intention. I am a firm believer that you should love those that love you. Often people are held back by folks who aren't the least bit interested in dating that person. What does it matter what they think. I hope this is a growing movement for all people. On with free love (so to speak).