Interracial dating book for black women
An African-American nurse who was born light-skinned and passes for white in the North returns to her Southern hometown.
She and a white Northern doctor are in love, but she eventually turns down his offer of marriage in order to stay and help her community.
After his family decides to take his money for college away from him, a rich kid pretends to be African-American to win a minority scholarship offered by Harvard University, only to discover that upon getting there that he has fallen for another student, who was supposed to be the actual recipient of the scholarship.
Nicole Oakley, the spoiled, rich, out-of-control daughter of congressman Tom Oakley, meets a working class Mexican-American straight-A student, Carlos Nuñez, resulting in a clash of cultures, values, and a love affair.
But in a culture where the black male middle-class is shrinking, if not already invisible—one in four black men will end up in jail; fewer than half graduate from high school—Audrey is stuck in the center of what a new book calls the “African-American marriage decline.”Sociologists have long lamented the marriage crisis among the black poor: African-American women are half as likely as white women to be married, and twice as likely never to marry. : How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone, Stanford law professor Ralph Richard Banks takes on the black middle-class: women who are outpacing their male peers to a degree more pronounced than in any other racial group.
But he’s not here to preach—he is, after all, married to a black woman himself, and is African-American.Black women have been taking one for the team for a long time.”It’s a solution that is easier said than done, of course: black women have adopted interracial marriage more slowly than any other ethnic group; and it doesn’t take Diary of a Mad Black Woman to know that dating outside the race can—for men, anyway—draw a certain kind of feminine scorn.(As These are women who’ve beaten the odds to attain education, power, and capital.“I think there’s a sense that this hits too close to home, and many women don’t want to hear about it.”There are also those who do—and many of them confide in Banks their own fears that come with dating “outside.” There’s the worry that white men won’t be attracted to black women; and, in turn, black women aren’t attracted to black men.(People like people who like them.) That white men lack : Barack Obama has it, George Bush does not. ) There’s the worry that a nonwhite man won’t understand the most basic parts of black life and culture: things as seemingly mundane as hair (extensions, straightening, putting a scarf on it at night).
A British Indian take on Romeo and Juliet in which Geena, a young Gujarati woman, and Jay, a young Scottish man, fall in love while trying to keep their relationship a secret from their rival families.