Married White Men and Black Women hav...

Married White Men and Black Women have the lowest divorce rate in the country!

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Leanna

Alexandria, VA

#1 Apr 1, 2010
Across black and white interracial marriages, white male-black female (WM-BF) pairings had half the divorce rate of all-white pairings. In contrast, black male-white female (BM-WF) marriages had twice the divorce rate of all-white pairings.

This means, roughly, that BM-WF pairings are four times as likely to divorce as WM-BF couples.

I'm a bit curious as to why the divorce rate for BF's & WM is so low; but rather high for BM & WF's.

I'd really like everyone to chime in. In truth, I didn't expect the divorce rates between BM & WF's to be so high...

**Note: Please check the census website for verification -if you don't believe the above statements.
Lewis

Little Falls, NJ

#2 Apr 1, 2010
Leanna wrote:
Across black and white interracial marriages, white male-black female (WM-BF) pairings had half the divorce rate of all-white pairings. In contrast, black male-white female (BM-WF) marriages had twice the divorce rate of all-white pairings.
This means, roughly, that BM-WF pairings are four times as likely to divorce as WM-BF couples.
I'm a bit curious as to why the divorce rate for BF's & WM is so low; but rather high for BM & WF's.
I'd really like everyone to chime in. In truth, I didn't expect the divorce rates between BM & WF's to be so high...

**Note: Please check the census website for verification -if you don't believe the above statements.


Don't get your panties stuck in your mouth the number of bwwm divorces is the same with wmww Compared to White/White couples, White female/Black male, and White female/Asian male marriages were more prone to divorce; meanwhile, those involving non-White females and White males and Hispanics and non-Hispanic persons had similar or lower risks of divorce.
Redneck Racist

Houston, TX

#3 Apr 1, 2010
And may I ask what it is for all-black pairings?

“Lack of Sunlight....”

Since: Jan 08

Cleveland, Ohio

#4 Apr 1, 2010
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_7532/is...

I wouldn't take too much of this in application though. Most divorces are a result of financial conflicts followed by a breakdown in intimacy or infidelity. Race usually isn't a factor in divorce.
Leanna

Alexandria, VA

#5 Apr 1, 2010
Redneck Racist wrote:
And may I ask what it is for all-black pairings?
Actually, that's not true. The divorce rate between wm & bw is actually lower than WM & WW.
I'm simply asking why do you suppose BW & WM have such a lower divorce rate. I've often heard that BW and WM who marry tend to have more in common in terms of education, career, political views, ideas, etc; therefore, when things get rough, they remain together due to their shared backgrounds.

What are your views as to why BM & WW have such a high divorce rate? I'm really curious.
Leanna

Alexandria, VA

#6 Apr 1, 2010
The above comment was actually in response to Lewis.

Redneck, the divorce rate is very high between bm & bw. That's why I was so blown away that wm and bw have the lowest divorce rate in the country!
DUDE69

Birmingham, UK

#7 Apr 1, 2010
Good, isn't it?
Redneck Racist

Houston, TX

#8 Apr 1, 2010
Leanna wrote:
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Actually, that's not true. The divorce rate between wm & bw is actually lower than WM & WW.
I'm simply asking why do you suppose BW & WM have such a lower divorce rate. I've often heard that BW and WM who marry tend to have more in common in terms of education, career, political views, ideas, etc; therefore, when things get rough, they remain together due to their shared backgrounds.
What are your views as to why BM & WW have such a high divorce rate? I'm really curious.
My post was just a question!
Leanna

Alexandria, VA

#9 Apr 1, 2010
lastorchid wrote:
http://findarticles.com/p/arti cles/mi_7532/is_200804/ai_n322 70493/pg_9/
I wouldn't take too much of this in application though. Most divorces are a result of financial conflicts followed by a breakdown in intimacy or infidelity. Race usually isn't a factor in divorce.
That's interesting... do you believe that bw & wm tend to be more financially stable when married than bm and ww? There are some that believe wm and bw who marry tend to have similar levels of education, and overall finances; while many bm and ww tend to have very different circumstances. What are your thoughts?

“Topix is soooo unhealthy...”

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#10 Apr 1, 2010
Hon, what difference does it make, they still get divorced don't they?

Despite what MANY people on here want to think there is NO perfect pairing....also maybe it's because that's the least paired up IR couple? Idk, haven't given that much thought because regardless of who I married I will do my best to make it work. I think Americas regard to marriage is shot to hell and the divorce rate among all races is way to high! I'm even hearing of divorce among latino and asian people now...
Leanna

Alexandria, VA

#11 Apr 1, 2010
For instance, the bw & wm couple featured in the below link have been married for over 40 years!

http://www.oprah.com/relationships/Timeline-o...
Leanna

Alexandria, VA

#12 Apr 1, 2010
nursesista wrote:
Hon, what difference does it make, they still get divorced don't they?
Despite what MANY people on here want to think there is NO perfect pairing....also maybe it's because that's the least paired up IR couple? Idk, haven't given that much thought because regardless of who I married I will do my best to make it work. I think Americas regard to marriage is shot to hell and the divorce rate among all races is way to high! I'm even hearing of divorce among latino and asian people now...
I think you are missing the point. Also, the data is corrected for the size of each group.

It is a big deal, when you consider that black women and white men have lower divorce rates than ww & wm, while bm & ww have the highest divorce rates.

I wish that there was information available as to what is truly going on with these numbers.
Red123

United States

#13 Apr 1, 2010
My aunt is married to a wm for 35 years. He is the provider

“Lack of Sunlight....”

Since: Jan 08

Cleveland, Ohio

#14 Apr 1, 2010
Leanna wrote:
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That's interesting... do you believe that bw & wm tend to be more financially stable when married than bm and ww? There are some that believe wm and bw who marry tend to have similar levels of education, and overall finances; while many bm and ww tend to have very different circumstances. What are your thoughts?
I don't think one combination will be compatible than another. Education and income is more a barometer for indivdual achievement than the ability to make a solid union.
Leanna

Alexandria, VA

#15 Apr 1, 2010
Red123 wrote:
My aunt is married to a wm for 35 years. He is the provider
Congrats to your aunt and uncle! Any marriage that can last that long is truly successful!
Leanna

Alexandria, VA

#16 Apr 1, 2010
lastorchid wrote:
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I don't think one combination will be compatible than another. Education and income is more a barometer for indivdual achievement than the ability to make a solid union.
I think it helps the relationship when two people have similar levels of education, income and/or similar careers.
Leanna

Alexandria, VA

#17 Apr 1, 2010
Where are all of the black guys? I thought they would surely chime in...
Reality Bites

United States

#18 Apr 1, 2010
Truth is, most black men and white women pairings are superficial to the core. Both are only interested in each other for attention purposes or for monetary or social status gain. Usually when black women and white men pair it's just more real. They're usually actually looking for companionship not attention or status gain, so it lasts longer.

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Red123

Broomfield, CO

#19 Apr 1, 2010
Leanna wrote:
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Congrats to your aunt and uncle! Any marriage that can last that long is truly successful!
they meet at work so I would say they were equal partners financially, education and credit wise. When my aunt was sick with breast cancer, he was there by her side even when she lost her hair and gained weight from the chemo therapy. I would say he is her protector and provider.

“Lack of Sunlight....”

Since: Jan 08

Cleveland, Ohio

#20 Apr 1, 2010
Leanna wrote:
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I think it helps the relationship when two people have similar levels of education, income and/or similar careers.
The is something to be said for a partner that understands your day-to-day. Makes it easier to accommodate your spouse/longterm partner.

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