Black Marriage Day 2017 is on Thursday, March 23, 2017: Statistic on Black Marriage?
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I think that you asked for reasons. There is many different reasons why black women are not marrying at the rate that they were before. First of all some black women are lesbian and choose not to be married to a man.
Many black women have put career before marriage.
Some do not want to be married. In this day and time marriage is not as important to many people.
Black women are becoming educated quicker than black men right now.
The number of black women dating outside of the race is growing quickly, but the majority of black women will only date within their race.
My information is non biased. I am a black woman. Before I got pregnant with our daughter, I was actually working on a something that I hope I can continue. I actually talked to many black women in research. The vast majority of the responses that I got was that they did not want to be married. I would not be afraid to say over 50%.
I noticed that some of the information that I got from websites were very biased and did not mirror the research that I did on my own.
Most of the black women that I know are married and/or in long term monogamous relationships. I am married with two children. Both of us are professionals etc. I have included some websites.
Remember this, in every race, women are often having the same complaints. I wanted to answer your question completely. I will be the first to admit that there is a problem within our community. Yet, it is not as grim as many would like for it to be. Media likes to hype things up. My e mail is open and I will be more than happy to share with you my personal research.
Why do black men like more white women these days?
90% of black men prefer, are looking for, are dating and are married to black women. Only 10% of black men date interracially. And only some of those are white women. So don't let the media trick you into thinking that black men prefer white women. Look at all the black people in America, they are evidence of black love. There are millions of black couples nationwide. However movies, television shows, magazines and the rest of the media are shining a spotlight on black men with white wives or girlfriends as proof that racism is over and that we can all live in peace and in harmony. That is false. Fairytales do not end with black women being left out. Ignore that lie. Black men consider black women to be Queens. Here are some examples of black couples:
1. Isaiah Washington and Jenisa Washington
2. Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson
3. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union
4. Wyclef Jean and Marie Claudinette Jean
5. Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles
6. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
7. Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs
8. Samuel L. Jackson and Latanya Richardson
9. Dikembe Mutombo and Rose Mutombo
10. Nelly and Ashanti
They only let you put 10 pictures up, so here are a few more:
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker
Daniel Gibson and Keyshia Cole
Courtney B. Vance and Angella Bassett
Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Regina King
Jason Derulo and Tika Sumpter
Kassy and Liya Kibede
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama
Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele
I could go on. There are many more black couples in my neighborhood. And no, white girls aren't taking good black men. They are taking the black men with low self esteem, the ones that have self hate in their blood and the ones that are blinded and deceived by the idea that white women are better than black women. However black women are the pillars of our community, the foundations of our families and the gorgeous crowning jewels that shimmer among us. I don't see black girls as "mean and demanding", in fact they are the most intelligent, fun, kind, compassionate, supportive, educated, sophisticated and glamorous women in the world.
I love their hair, eyes, nose, smiles and lips. Black women are exquisite.
"Black Marriage Day", isn't this racist?
Let's idiosyncratically consider you as an example.
You, of all people, get your very own "day," which becomes announced on the news. In effect, people on the internet sign-onto Yahoo! Answers and news websites to comment and ask questions. Among many questions, many people ask if you believe you are supreme to other individuals because you have your own "day." Do you actually believe, idiosyncratically speaking, that you're a supremacist for simply having your own "day?" Consider that, then rethink your question.
To answer your question however, technically, no. Racism is the belief that race is a primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. A mere "Black marriage day" does not denote any form of racial superiority towards other groups. Simply because the Black group is the primary focus as opposed to Hispanic, White, Asian, or etc. groups having a specific "day" also does not ensure racial supremacy. Simply put, the "day" in question would exist if an individual of the others group created it.
Some advice: use the dictionary instead of using such myopic definitions of the word "racist." By the way, while such a day can be created for the sole purpose of expressing one's superiority, Black Marriage Day was created to counter the non-commitment rate of Black-Americans when compared to members of other races, which is significantly lower. Ergo, ironically speaking, it's an underlying result of inferiority as opposed to superiority, which, in itself, defeats your assertion. Also, as for your last question, first and foremost, plenty of 'equality' exists because individuals of each group have the right to create such a day to begin with. Second and lastly, simply because something is not considered 'equal' also does not mean it's racist.
Inequality is often a RESULT of racism, such as, for example, in the past when Blacks were believed to be inferior to Whites. Because of that, they were excluded from White-oriented occupations and facilities, ultimately creating inequality. In others words, the state of simply BEING unequal does not ensure racist business is being proposed. The meaning of 'racism' is often twisted and turned by the media and the gullible general public that often believe such drivel.
"Point is Why isn't there a "marrage day"? Why does it only have to be for blacks."
No, that was not your point. Your 'point' asserted that the "day" was racist, which it was not. Nevertheless, in response to that sentence, because no individual created the "day" at the moment, it does not exist. Also, the day does not 'have' to be for Blacks only; any individual of any race can create the day.
"I know what you are thinking, I am white against blacks, but I love all racists, why can't blacks. We don't need people like this in the world. Black supremacists."
Okay. Blacks do not like racists because, well, for one, racists are against Blacks, apparently. If you meant 'races,' please note that races are not physical people. Only the people that comprise the race can be liked or not. In that case, many people like the individual based on his or her personality, as it is impossible to like the 'race.' Also, if you're implying that Blacks are racist and 'Black supremacists' because of a mere 'marriage day,' you are sadly mistaken. A racial supremacist asserts his or her race is dominant and superior, usually in terms of genetics. Not too many Black supremacists run around then by that definition.
"For once I would like to see another color day or history month."
Like with the mere 'marriage day,' simply put, an individual of another race only has to create it, just as Carter G. Woodson did in the past.
"You need to get over the black thing and move on. Black went out with slavery."
Typical strawman argument. You implied that either I, or someone else, said that I need to 'get over the Black thing and slavery.' Correction, no such thing was even implied. In fact, I am Nigerian, so my people are not Black-American and never went through slavery, so it is nothing for me to get over personally. By that logic though, do you believe you should 'get over' the fact that no White person created a day for Whites yet? I believe so.