The dearth of 'marriageable' black men assumes that marital roles are inflexible, and that blacks only marry blacks.
In a recent essay in the Sunday Review, Angela Stanley, a researcher at Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, wrote about being black, single and female and how friends and family worry that she’ll never find a husband because supposedly the statistics are stacked against her.
Is there a shortage of black men for black women? Does that question presume that men and women should marry someone of their own race? Ralph Richard Banks, the author of “Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone,” suggested this forum.