Black Men, Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The Afrikan American Family in Transition by Haki R. MadhubutiHere is the seminal and critical work that helped solidify Haki Madhubuti as an informed, passionate, and caring commentator on Black life, culture, relationships, and the development and stability of the Black community. In Black Men, an integral text for anyone with vested interest in building healthy, thriving Black families and communities, Madhubuti takes aim at some of the critical issues facing the African American family. He offers useful, pointed, practical solutions for overcoming these obstacles and challenges.
What Men Want: African-American Men on Love, Dating and Marriage
But what about the guys? Could we expect the tropes of simplicity and predictability with regard to African-American males and the same subjects? Again, the results were surprising and complex. Welcome to Nearly African-American males, whose numbers were spread evenly across educational and financial demographics, participated in the survey. Fifty-four percent of respondents have never been married, 31 percent are currently married and the remainder are either divorced, widowed or separated. Black women are more conservative than Black men, certainly, but men are far from cavalier when it comes to first having sex in dating relationships.
Qualitative interviews were conducted in as part of the Pathways to Marriage study. The authors analyzed the data in a collaborative fashion and utilized content analyses to explore the relationships in the data which were derived from qualitative interviews with the men. Recommendations for future research are discussed. Furthermore, 7 out of 10 Black women are unmarried and 3 out of 10 may never marry Banks, Thus, the disproportionate number of Black women who are single has been well-documented.
Reader comments are listed below. Comments are currently closed and new comments are no longer being accepted. Excellent piece. If loads of black females all of a sudden join the all-race man-hunting market it will simply mean more of the competition highlighted in the article. There is one region of the world where extra men are available: India and China. Even darker-skinned Asian girls have a hard time getting a suitor.
Viewers have long complained that they are fed up with the conveyor belt of white women on the show.
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