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I landed on this area of research basically because I’m a black woman who at some point was looking for love herself.I’ve had discussions in college, post college, about finding a partner, how hard it is. It’s a great lens for examining racial stratification.I was [at Princeton University], in sociology, seeing all these other white women that I was friends with dating, and I was also friends with black women and we weren’t dating.
A 2014 OKCupid study of its user data showed that most men on the site rated black women as less attractive than women of other races.
While it’s not at the same rate as black men, which is at 24 percent.
There’s this notion out there that black women are resistant to dating and marrying outside of their race but this data suggests to me that they are doing so and they are open to interracial relationships. On the downside, black women’s local marriage markets are still not on par with white women’s marriage markets. There’s still a shortage of marriageable black men for black women. People are saying that black women don’t want to date outside of their race. We should think about, do non-black men want to date black women?
Society, including black men, unfortunately uses these stereotypes to question black womanhood, black female liberation, and black women’s potential for romantic relationships.
Those sentiments are definitely still around today.