"Marriage is for white people"

Sunday, March 26, 2006
From today's Washington Post:

"The marriage rate for African Americans has been dropping since the 1960s, and today, we have the lowest marriage rate of any racial group in the United States. In 2001, according to the U.S. Census, 43.3 percent of black men and 41.9 percent of black women in America had never been married, in contrast to 27.4 percent and 20.7 percent respectively for whites. African American women are the least likely in our society to marry. In the period between 1970 and 2001, the overall marriage rate in the United States declined by 17 percent; but for blacks, it fell by 34 percent."


Seneca the Younger said...

First, arabs men are marrying too many women, now black men are marrying too few. You're just never satisfied.

flenser said...

Maybe the black women and Arab men can get together? That should be a combustible mixture.

terrye said...

This is the kind of thing Bill Cosby got into troubling talking about.

But I think people in general are less likely to marry and from what I see it seems to me that people are marrying later.

K T Cat said...

I thought this article was dreadful. I deconstructed it on my blog.

flenser said...

k t

she might just as well claim that unmarried black women rise from the sea at dawn, tentacles waving in the air, to menace Tokyo.

You mean they don't?