The Single Black Female And Interracial Marriage

The debate about single Black females rages on. This time Atlantic Monthly columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates takes Newsweek writer Allison Samuels to task for her assessment of Black relationships and interracial dating. In a piece written in response to the "Princess and the Frog" last month Samuels wrote: "Since the 1960s, marriages between black men and white women have been steadily increasing--14 percent of all black men are now married outside the race. Yet only 4 percent of black women do the same. Why? Black women, for better or worse, have always seemed to maintain a loyalty to the ideal of the black family unit. That's understandable, even noble, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense when so many black men don't feel the same way."
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