I am a sociologist with a longstanding interest in black/white interracial relationships. I grew up in Chicago and come from a family which has been multiracial/multiethnic for generations, providing me with insight into racial issues from various perspectives.
My primary reason for writing this blog is to discuss a major social issue which has not been adequately addressed, namely, the numerical disparity between African American women and men which has resulted in approximately 45% of African American women who have never been married. By contrast, 23% of white women have never been married.
Over the past thirty years, I have witnessed the socio-emotional toll that being single by circumstances beyond their control has cost African American women. It is my hope that learning about the experiences of African American women who have crossed the color line in search for personal happiness will encourage more black women to follow suit.
My second reason for writing this blog is to provide the general public with historical tidbits on interracial relationships in the U.S. Long before interracial marriage became legal, interracial relationships abounded.
I so hope you will enjoy reading my blogs. I plan to post on Tuesdays and Fridays. I look forward to reading your comments and questions, and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org