Black Women More Likely To Be Single

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Statistics show that compared with white women, black women are twice as likely to be single.

Many black women are quick to point out that there are no good single black men out here. It turns out, they might actually be right, which also may explain why more black women remain unmarried than white women. Forty-two-percent of black women have never been married, compared to 21 percent of white woman, according to national statistics. That's double, chicks!

Within the last two generations, marriage rates for African-Americans have dropped significantly. Between 1970 and 2001, the black marriage rate dropped by 34 percent, compared to 17 percent in the general population. African-American women are also the least likely group to get married in the United States. That’s pretty sad. And if they wed an African-American man, those couples have the highest divorce rate in the United States. So what the hell is going on?

There are many reasons that are always thrown around as to why a black woman isn't married. The incarceration rate for black men is higher than any other. There is an increase in black men dating and marrying outside of their race. The are some black men on the "down low" (they have sex with other men on the sly). Black women are "more independent" and don't need a man to take care of them. The list of reasons can go on and on.

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