Interracial Love Is the Answer for Black Women

Authors: Lonely, educated women should give white guys a look
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2010 9:35 AM CST
Don't rule out white guys, says author Karyn Langhorne Folan   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – "Black women are in market failure," says Karyn Langhorne Folan, a black woman married to a white man and the author of a new book urging others to follow her lead. "The new market is men of other races," explains Folan, who joins a growing chorus of bloggers and prominent African Americans urging lonely, single black women to toss aside the taboo on bringing a white boy home.

With college-educated single black women outnumbering college-educated single black men almost three-to-one in many cities, Folan's advice is gaining traction. From Oprah advising black women to explore "what is out there" to blogs like "dateawhiteguy," many women's attitudes on interracial love are shifting. But marriages between black men and white women remain more common than those between white men and black women, and many black women in interracial marriages still report getting considerable grief from friends and family.

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