Why Don’t Black People Get Married: Race, Stereotypes & America [Original]

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This question may appear shocking to some, but it is not far from the truth. Why do Black people not get married as often as other races? According to StatisticsBrain.com, in the year 2012 only 32% black men and 26% black women were married; 12% less than white males and 25% less than white females. There are certainly plenty of baby showers being held in the black community more frequently than weddings, receptions and anniversaries. Also, not too many African American teenagers can say that they were raised in a family setting with both their father and mother, married, on good terms. But why does this happen? Do Black men and women have serious commitment issues?

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