Black athletes and interracial dating
I try really hard not to be dismissive of conversations about how Black women feel about this particular interracial pairing, and I am definitely not trying to be dismissive of the fact that there are power dynamics in play when it comes to why white men and Black women don't pair up in the same numbers.These are all conversations we should have, but they are societal, systemic conversations.But because this infographic makes some assumptions about people in relationships such as mine, I bristled.Upon bristling, I did some further examination of the statistics presented in this infographic.I know I'm about to open a can of worms with this post, so I'm going to tread carefully.
If you then start applying filters to the numerator but do nothing to the denominator, you are of course going to end up with a very low ratio of numerator to denominator by the end. Boyce Watkins demonstrates a similar takedown of this "study" in this post). I could show that there are hardly any "good" male infants in comparison to the total number of female infants.Shudder.) Being married to a white woman definitely indicates that a man is no longer available, but it does not indicate that he is "not interested" in Black women anymore than it indicates that he is no longer interested in any woman other than his wife.If we are going to compare single Black men to single Black women, we need to eliminate everyone who's married, which means that we actually need to change the initial numbers in this chart.Now there are 81 Black men for every 100 Black women.All of the rest of the qualifiers are too one sided to be of any use.