Sociology and interracial dating
First, the number of black females begin to outnumber black males by age 16; for whites, this does not happen until approximately age 32.
Second, black men are more than twice as likely as black women to marry outside of the race, black women are the least likely group of women to marry outside of the race.
“Their stories – without including their race, in many cases –are typical of anybody else’s story: parents objecting, financial problems, sexual issues.” 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.
Young black males who might be considered physically attractive, enjoyed a broad range of friends across race/ethnicity and gender, and active social lives.
I am tired of meeting so many women who have suffered in silence and simply given up on having someone love them for who they are.
I am writing this book because I have seen first-hand the sadness many black women live with who have never experienced a fulfilling romantic relationship.
“Black women have never been enslaved by other group of men other than white men, so you have that whole history right there that makes these relationships [between black women and white men] the most different, the most daring.” Despite this, Judice said race was not an important factor for most of the 120 people she interviewed for the book.
“The main thing that I found most interesting is that these people are just normal people,” she said. “There are far more black women than there are black men in this country, and that’s been for some time,” said Cheryl Judice, a sociologist and adjunct faculty member in Northwestern University’s School of Education and Public Policy.