Ralph Richards Banks the author of  Is Marriage for White People? How the African-American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone has written an article that claims that black women are at a disadvantage when it comes to relationships.

In the article written for NY Daily News, Banks starts of by saying that the stereotype of the “angry black woman” is pervasive and that black women have good reason to be angry and bitter.

He claims that black women are the most “unpartnered group of people” in America. Why? Because there are too few black men who are stable and employed.  1 in 10 black men are apparently behind bars and have a 1 in 4 chance of losing their freedom within a lifetime. To add insult to injury the ones who are husband material very often don’t marry black women.

Because of this he estimates that 7 out of 10  children are born to unmarried parents. They may be a couple and even live together at the time of the child’s birth but Banks says that the relationship usually breaks down within one to two years.

7 out of 10 African-American children grow up in a single parent home

But wait! There’s even more reason for black women to be bitter. According to social science data black men are more likely then any other group to have multiple partners.

I personally think that this article is heavily based on outdated stereotypes. Articles like this only gives people  more reason for racial discrimination. To prove my point here are some of the comments that people had to make about the article:

I don’t care about black women or their relationship problems. It’s not my job to now help these promiscuous, none-too-bright government dependents (via entitlements or a some federal government position) although I sense they are beyond help.They created the issue. Stop whining. If 70% of black children are born out of wedlock then obviously these same women who are complaining are many of the ones having babies. Maybe if they didn’t have several kids, or more, to drag around with no baby daddy in sight to help they’d make themselves a better prospect for marriage. They should have thought of that first.

They have no right to be “justifiably bitter”. Who raised all those shiftless black men? Black women, that’s who. The problem is one they themselves created. Anyway, it’s mostly a polygamous society in practice so they share the men as it is. I guess the benefit of all the civil rights laws is for black men to be able to openly and relentlessly chase white women.

The only thing concerning me about black women is their ability or lack thereof to raise their children as productive, responsible members of society. But yeah even with all of the issues facing them in finding decent black men they are quite undesirable in terms of both physical appearance and personality.

All that springs to mind are the Kanye West lyrics “Racism still alive they just be concealing it”.

To read the full article follow this link:

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2011/09/02/2011-09-02_why_black_women_are_justifiably_bitter_the_bleak_relationship_picture_for_africa.html

What do you think? Share your thoughts!

 

 

 

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