Is today’s black man afraid of marriage? Are we running away from family and commitment? Is there is a Black male marriage crisis and does something need to be done? Check it out.
We are always reminded that for all the debate over interracial dating, that while MORE brothers marry out than sisters, it’s still not that many who do it. And since Michelle Obama, Beyonce and that one old lady down the block who don’t talk to her husband no way are the only three Black wives left in Negronia, can the the Black male marriage statistics be that much better than the women’s? Let’s see….
While the magic number is just under 42% for adult Black women, a whopping 43.3% of Black men are married.
43.3! WHERES OBAMA? 911 EMERGENCY! ARE YOU THERE, GOD? ITS ME, TOLDJA! BLACK MEN ARE IN A MARRIAGE CRISIS! CALL STEVE HARVEY! CALL TD JAKES! CALL NIGHTLINE! CALL DATELINE! CALL LOVELINE! CALL THE GHOSTBUSTERS! WHAT IS WE GON’ DO?
Riddle me this, Batman: how in the possible world did this become a story of ‘the crisis of the unmarried Black woman’ if the statistics are so close for both genders?
I have a pretty good clue. The players in the mainstream media (the architects of this crisis reporting; we Black folks have merely been beneficiaries, such as Steve Harvey or reactionaries, such as myself) would not have ran with “the crisis of the unmarried Black man” as a story. They would NEVER consider highlighting the number of marriageable Black men and then discussion the factors keeping them from the altar that are NOT jail, death, lack of education, etc. Black men would never be treated with such dignity by these news outlets; these same reporters talk about your President like he’s a Pullman Porter. READ MORE