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As black women are taking over the work force as professionals and entrepreneurs, it seems that the possibility of the American dream of being married is steadily declining. Are we too independent that we are trading our careers for true love and marriage?
According to Census data, black women that are born after 1950 are the least likely group to get married and black couples have the highest divorce rate in the country... WOW!!! Recent studies have also shown that that two out of three black women are unwed and more than likely will never wed.
Seems that the "independent women" mentality is scarring men off. Although we want to be married, we also say in the same breath we can "function without a man." Black men are somewhat intimidated by this "independent woman" mentality and is what's causing the two not to merge.
Another factor that causes us black women to possibly not marry is the amount of black men in prison. Seems that more than one in every 10 men between the ages of early 20s to 30s are currently incarcerated and it's estimated that one in four men will eventually spend some time behind bars.
Black women chances are getting even more slim with the amount of us attending college compared to our male counterparts. With the rate of black women being twice as high, it leaves black women predominantly in the middle class alone.
With all this going on it's a wonder that black women have developed such an independent woman attitude. It seems like we're pretty much on our own as far as getting a man. Since most of us don't date outside our race, our chances of ever marrying and settling down with a black man are slim to none. Who would've thought that with our family-oriented backgrounds that we would be the ones stuck in mostly single parent homes???
What are your thoughts? Are we trading in romance for our careers???
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