Furthermore, “The 2010 census in Brazil showed that out of all the women over 50 who had never had a spouse, a majority of them were ‘pretas,’ a term commonly used to refer to dark-skinned black women,” Freelon writes before adding “A study conducted of high-level black Brazilian businessmen in 2011 found that out of the 50 interviewed, 49 were married to white women (pdf).”“The black middle class lives in an environment where a majority of the people are white and in Brazil, and I believe in the world, we give preference to relationships with people who see us eye to eye, so it’s not just a question of color, but mainly the general social relationship.” Unfortunately, the trend being seen is far more complicated than that, as Freelon points out: found that in 5 out of 6 interracial marriages, the black spouse has the superior socioeconomic status.
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Perhaps the goal was rooted in the sentiment misery loves company and black women were supposed to walk away from this piece with a feeling of “OK, it’s not just us,” but with no solutions being offered as methods for black men to “liberate” themselves, the conversation still has the the air of woe is the single black woman and, frankly, I’m tired of that.
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