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She was shy and didn't talk much in what was likely an unfamiliar and perhaps overwhelming African American social setting.Another of my male relatives brought home a woman for Christmas who seemed like a modern-day, socially progressive southern belle.But I am also a European Union citizen, born in Hungary to a Hungarian mother and Nigerian father, and my optimism was tempered by the reality of my experiences living and traveling in Europe, experiences that taught me I was both Other and object.With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I cannot help but dwell on who might be coming to dinner.Marriage has been a declining institution among all Americans and this decline is even more evident in the Black community.In 2014 only 29% of African Americans were married compared to 48% of all Americans.
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 is because a higher percentage of Black women are divorced and widowed than men.
Also in 2014 just under half or 48% of black women had never been married which is up from 44% in 2008 and 42.7% in 2005.
This is a pattern that I have observed in my professional life for years: successful black men pairing up with white women, but now that the practice has come home to roost, so to speak, I cannot help but admit to feeling a bit demoralized.
Most daters on mainstream sites like OKCupid, Tinder and are white.
Black women looking to date interracially are up for some stiff competition.