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Third, for every 100 college educated black females, there are approximately thirty-five to forty comparably educated black males.
These statistics underscore a sobering reality that set the parameters for this book.
Most young girls grow up fantasizing about dating and marrying someone within their own racial/ethnic group, and indeed, approximately 87% of marriages in the U. are between people of the same racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Black girls growing up today face a very different reality as illustrated by a few daunting statistics.
To be sure, many of these women lead productive and fulfilling lives without ever marrying, some even decide to have children without husbands, but a common thread I have observed among many is a wistfulness for a part of life which has been denied to them…a part of life all other groups of women take for granted.
I have set out in this book to explore the lives of black women who have chosen to cross the racial divide in their quest for personal happiness.
Some in this group were involved in relationships, but it was only the black males who were engaged or had married.These couples supplied their children with the privileges that their social and economic status afforded while living in predominantly white suburban areas.Recognizing that their children might feel somewhat isolated living in predominantly white suburbs, many of these families joined black social groups or black churches to expose their children to a broader African American culture.Most of their black female counterparts were single, and often voiced concern, and were the subject of conversation particularly among their mothers.In conversations with many of the black mothers, they expressed their frustration about the dating and marriage prospects of their daughters, while the black mothers with sons noted that the males were pursued by women of various racial/ethnic groups.