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belongs to Jo Gan, an expat living in China married to a Chinese man.
Two and a half wonderful years later, our son is now 5 and our youngest is almost 2 and the woman that I am now often looks back at that day and wishes I could have understood what he meant.
Marriage has been a declining institution among all Americans and this decline is even more evident in the Black community.
In 2014 only 29% of African Americans were married compared to 48% of all Americans.
The man I was speaking with took notice to my offense and simply said “I don’t mean to hurt you, I just wanted to make sure that you were aware that things will be different than I think you are expecting.
Things will be harder.” I explained that I was fine and that things were going to be great.
It's complicated Toya Lachon, 43, of Washington, D. Women are taking control of their happiness." Dating interracially can still come with backlash for both Black men and women.
C., says she feels frustrated, hurt and even betrayed when she sees Black men with women of other races, but happy when she sees Black women in an interracial relationship. Lachon, who is seeing a White man, has experienced her share of adverse reaction.
This is because a higher percentage of Black women are divorced and widowed than men.
Also in 2014 just under half or 48% of black women had never been married which is up from 44% in 2008 and 42.7% in 2005.
Half or 50% of African Americans have never been married compared to 33% of all Americans.