Race, Assortative Mating and Inequality

Edward Rodrigue and Richard V. Reeves, Brookings, April 9, 2015

There is a growing trend in the United States towards assortative mating–a clunky phrase that refers to people’s tendency to choose spouses with similar educational attainment. Rising numbers of college-educated women play a key role in this change. It is much easier for college graduates to find and marry each other when there are more equal numbers of each gender within an educational bracket.


One implication of assortative mating is greater household income inequality, since education is a strong–and strengthening–predictor of earnings. Households with two college graduates multiply that earnings power by two and are doing much better than households with less-educated couples. Jeremy Greenwood of the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues estimate that assortative mating pushes up the Gini coefficient (a measure of income inequality) from 0.34 to 0.43. {snip}


Race is a factor in patterns of assortative mating. Black women face more difficult “marriage markets” than white women, given current rates of intermarriage according to work from University of Maryland sociologist Philip N. Cohen. Black women have the lowest rates of “marrying out” across race lines, in part because of racist attitudes to inter-marriage. Just 49 percent of college-educated black women marry a well-educated man (i.e., with at least some post-secondary education), compared to 84 percent of college-educated white women, according to an analysis of PSID data by Yale sociologist Vida Maralani.

In this Long Memo, we examine race gaps in marriage patterns in terms of educational sorting, using 5-year estimates from the 2008-2012 waves of the American Community Survey. We focus in particular on college graduates.


Black-white gaps in marriage rates reflect different levels of education by race, but there is an important gender gap too. Young white women–aged between 25 and 35–are the most likely to have at least a BA (37%), followed by white men (29%), black women (23%) and black men (16%), according to our analysis of the ACS. We focus on the 25 to 35 year-old age cohort because these are the years during which most women, particularly college graduates, enter into their first marriage.

The chance for a college graduate to marry another college graduate is likely to be greater if there are more marriages across race lines, since this will expand the pool of potential mates. This is especially true for those from minority racial groups. The good news is that there has been an increase in inter-racial marriage in recent decades, as Bill Frey’s new book “Diversity Explosion,” documents. {snip}

There is a gender gap here too: Frey reports that three-quarters of black-white marriages involve a black man, rather than a black woman.

Marriage rates are lower among black women compared to white women, even among those with a college education. The proportion of black college graduates aged 25 to 35 who have never married is 60 percent, compared to 38 percent for white college-educated women.

By definition, the black female college graduates who do not marry are not assortatively mating, since they are not mating–defined as marrying–at all. This helps to explain why white women with college degrees are more than twice as likely as their black counterparts (29% v 13%) to be married to someone of equal or greater educational status.

Race gaps in assortative mating

If we narrow our focus to those college graduates who do marry, the race gap remains clear: compared to whites, black college graduates are much more likely to have “married down,” in terms of education. White, married college graduates are slightly more likely (11% v 8%) to have a better-educated husband (i.e., with post-graduate qualfications). But the real race gap appears between those with equally-educated and less-educated husbands. Married, black college graduates are much more likely to have a husband with a lower level of education, compared to whites of a similar background (58% v 48%):


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  • TomIron361

    How is “down” figured when it’s about blacks?

    • John Smith

      Welfare vs. bogus AA do-nothing position.

    • Light from the East

      Well-educated blacks have to marry “down” since it is simply too hard to find another smart black person. Studies have shown average black IQ is 85 and 68% of blacks have IQ range of 70 to 100. To be qualified to be in college, you have at least IQ 100. To be successful in college, you have to have IQ about 110. Based on studies, only 16% of blacks have more than 100 of IQ and few of them can be successful. In sum, studying at universities is not black people’s nature.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Yeah, it’s pretty obvious isn’t it? But one thing I’ve learned, Light from the East…

        Become a master of the obvious – the beginning and end of wisdom. In a house of lies, however, one must be careful. Know the Truth and be free – say the Truth and be damned. Welcome to the home of the damned.

      • MikeofAges

        In that case, W.E.B. Du Bois was displaying some rare, and perhaps inadvertent, candor when he spoke of the “talented tenth”. A simple look at the bell curve itself shows that their top ten percent is at best about equal to our top third. Maybe the situation could be improved, but not at the expense of attempting to truncate or limit anyone else. That, at a minimum, is the idea AmRen is about. A real program of attempting to improve the performance of the historic native born populations of the United States, those being the white, black, native and legacy Hispanic populations, would qualify more people for careers in STEM fields, professions, management and administration, but I doubt it would change the proportions very much. Changing the proportions would require a special program of social mutilation.

        Actually, I think we’ve had that program of social mutilation going on for a long time. For the social fallout it has created, the results have not exceeded the expectations one might have had looking at the intellectual testing data which existed in the 1950s and 1960s. Or exceeded the framework of the “talented tenth” concept either. For all of the extraneous social and legal impact, Affirmative Action merely has turned the “talented tenth” concept into a social reality, with most of the blacks brought in well within the bottom half of all of the admittees to the graduate and professional programs they have been admitted to and well within the bottom half of the middle management and administrative occupations they have entered.

        Under the circumstances, maybe it’s the pragmatic and the right thing to do to sign onto the “talented tenth” concept. To adapt the words of the redoubtable Jesse Jackson, that’s not welfare, that’s your share. To which I add, but get out of our business otherwise, out of the business of interfering with what we think we need to do to develop our own people.

  • Well, this is Charles Murray’s and Richard Hernnstein’s world; we’re only living in it.

    • Oil Can Harry

      These white college grads who marry each other are secretly practicing eugenics- not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      They know their children will likely be smarter and better-mannered than if they marry a high school dropout.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Us guys are all about the looks. If the girl on the left is a high school drop out working minimum wage, and the woman on the right has a master’s degree making six figures, which one are you going for?

    • Lexonaut

      I’ll take the one on the right and use some of her earnings to get her hair done, to teach her to use makeup, to hire a fashion consultant for her, and to hire the left girl’s photographer. I guarantee you that, as a former semipro photographer, I can do wonders — and I would get to keep her, if my wife were to permit it, which she won’t since we’ve been together for almost 55 years.

      • Luke Samuelson

        Nice acrobatics mate, but methinks you are missing the point.

        • Lexonaut

          What did I miss? Do you think the girl on the left just woke up?

          I’m white but I tan easily and at present, because I spend all day outdoors with my computer when I’m not doing yardwark, I’m darker than the girl on the right is.

          If you’re saying that what counts is that the girl on the left is probably Nordic while the girl on the right might be Italian or Hispanic, just substitute for the girl on the left the white movie theater beating victim and then tell me what you would do.

      • Ed

        Too much work.

      • MikeofAges

        Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        They don’t even give you that for MURDER in Texas! (But congratulations, anyway…!)

    • Jason Lewis

      Makeup and combing your hair was created by the patriarchy. (Sarcasm)

    • IstvanIN

      Well, there is a little bit more to it than looks…..

    • newscomments70

      Supermodels often age faster due to heavy drug use and promiscuity. Not all models go that route, but it is very common. An acquaintance of mine dated a supermodel he met at the “Roxbury” in LA. She was a coke addict and fornicated with black gang members. She looked good, but only for a very short time. The woman on the right isn’t that pretty, but I have met educated women that look decent. Also, the older woman’s look could be improved if they smeared several layers of makeup on her, like the women in the left. The older women looks similar in age to Pamela Anderson. If you look at a recent photo of Pamela, without makeup, she looks very similar to the woman on the right…average, middle aged. When I was 18, I met the hottest woman I had ever seen. She was graduating from Holy Cross and going into nursing. She was intelligent and educated. She didn’t spread her legs in a magazine and do cocaine at the “Roxbury”.

    • phillyguy

      at this stage of my life I am going to take the ugly bitch with the six figure salary

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    • Deacon Blue

      Left. She can always get a GED and go to community college later,
      But the one on the right is going to require $100K in plastic surgery to
      be passable. And she will still likely suffer from “Ugly Educated Wymyn
      Syndrome” and hate men, especially White men.

      • newscomments70

        To be fair, we don’t know anything about either of them. The “ugly” one might look ok with makeup, and she might not be highly educated or anti-male. The “dumb blond” might be in pre-med.

        • Deacon Blue

          Yeah, I’ll take the hottie anyhow. At least I know for 5-10 minutes
          every couple of days I am going to like spending “quality time”
          with her. The other one? No guarantee at all!

          • newscomments70

            after all of my preaching, i would still choose the hot one.

          • Deacon Blue

            Smart man.

          • Julius Caesar

            “5-10 minutes”?
            They call me the minuteman, if you catch my drift.

          • Deacon Blue

            Sometimes they demand foreplay. This often involves buying
            them bright, sparkly adornments and pretending to be interested
            in neighborhood gossip she heard when she was getting her
            nails done. So yeah, 5-10 minutes.

    • LeonNJ

      Neither. I can just imagine the girl on the left saying to me, “Can I go to Panama City, Florida for my college spring break with my girlfriends? I promise I’ll behave. You know I love you.”

      Fat chance!

    • David Ashton

      Are you sure that the one on the left is just on a minimum income? Unlike the ancient Greeks, we guys try to get just one woman to be (1) a mother, (2) a mistress, (3) a housekeeper and (4) a companion.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      The one on the right appears to have bigger tits…

    • Susan

      The vast majority of college educated women making 6 figure incomes do not look like the woman on the right. (And it’s we guys, not us guys.)

  • LHathaway

    “The proportion of black college graduates aged 25 to 35 who have never married is 60 percent, compared to 38 percent for white college-educated women”.

    For thousands of years men married down. Women won’t marry down. They see no benefit to them in doing so. Lots of things carried on for thousands of years, then television was invented. Television is not encouraging girls to marry down. Nor has the stunning and absolutely complete garbage collector gap in my town reduced at all since televisions invention. Heck, at the grocery store a block away from me, where employers have been obsessed with ‘equality’ since televisions invention, never does a female employee even go out into the parking lot and push the shopping carts back inside the store. This happens somewhere between rarely and virtually never.

    There is a rumbling being felt in the slave quarters. It has been going on slowly, silently, perhaps ebbing and waning, for a number of years. Some guys who still have good jobs don’t want to Marry down, either. Men need to wise up and realize it is not just marriage that should be an issue for them?

    • MikeofAges

      Not only do women not marry down, but, in the English-speaking world anyway, white women have used the political muscle they have acquired since 1970 to truncate opportunities for men of their own color whom they perceive as being of a lower strata than themselves. For good reason, probably, from a marriage market point of view. Such men would not be regarded as good mates even if with higher educational levels and better careers. Also, even if they wanted these men as mates, most of these men of would not want them, preferring rather a mate of their ethnic group or someone like the women from their old neighborhood or home town. Follow the money trail, it almost always leads you to mother lode.

      • LHathaway

        Soon there will be no White on this Earth who speak English. If we change our language, somehow, in the Pacific Northwest, there will be no White on this entire Earth who speak English. Although, many will pick it up as a second language. English is the language of commerce.

  • John Smith

    Does this mean negroes will be getting even dumber as those with some degree of intelligence fail to reproduce, while the dumbest have no problem breeding?

    In any case, contrary to the bogus diversitard claims of the article, more interracial marriages, particularly to negroes, is NOT a good thing.

    • InAFreeCountry

      It seems that the dumbest of all the races tend to produce more offspring, especially when the smartest are financing it. Smart people tend to have less children, as they only have as many as they can afford. Take away welfare and things might be normal.

  • Evette Coutier

    The truth is that our educated liberal young men talk a good game, but their actual dating behavior shows that most of them know to stay away from black women.

    • antiquesunlight

      The fact that most of them are very ugly helps a lot.

      • Secret Person

        Black and hispanic women have the highest overweight/obesity percentages. About 50% of young black females have genital herpes according to the CDC.

  • antiquesunlight

    If black male/white female couples are the most common interracial type and white women are the most likely to have a college degree while black men are the least likely to have a college degree, it looks like there are a lot of white women babysitting black “men.”

    • LHathaway

      “followed by white men (29%), black women (23%)”

      If you throw in networking to resume to training center to promotion to retirement affirmative action at every private company and government office in the nation, White men at 29% and black women at 23% means black women are out competing White men 2 to 1. There are still some jobs like oil rig worker that White men do no doubt, that may still even pay good (but greatly shrinking) wages and throw in Black men alone marrying White women 3 to 1 (and lets not count the perhaps 15 to 1 baby making ratio over all), massive immigration of mostly men of color from all regions of the globe, perhaps more educated than uneducated, men that affirmative action White females have been marrying, since the 1990’s, much, much, much, more often than black men (it’s their respect for the black family), and a K through graduate school education system that tells (righteously angry) White girls they are being wronged up to whatever time it is right now at this minute, and things might not be looking too good for White men, those towering figures who are the source of all greatness and everything good ever.

      I suppose at some future time White women could potentially see White men as human beings, and not as some figure of privilege, at best. I suspect the real attention grabber for them will be the terminally declining White population in North America. No doubt, it will be a real puzzler. I think they will be able to figure it out. How hard it is to punch a voting tab could be a real issue for them. I suspect that is an action that won’t be too much work for them.

    • D.B. Cooper

      Antique, black male/ white female couples are not the most common interracial match up. It is second to white male/ Asian female marriages by a large margin. Black male/ white female marriages have the highest divorce rate, which is 75%.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      Naw. Empirically, white women who shack up with black men have higher BMIs, lower IQs, and are generally lower-class, They’re our dregs, basically. College-educated, healthy-weight white women are the least likely to date black men unless said black men are VERY successful.

      I don’t have links immediately on hand, but I know I saw several studies to that effect on the blogspot blog “racehist” if you have time to look. If not, I can try to dig them up later.

      • antiquesunlight

        I agree that it would be weighted in that direction, but it seems like statistically you would have some significant percentage of babysitter situations. Maybe not.

        • BlueSonicStreak

          Oh, possibly.

          Black women are almost certainly more likely to be said babysitters, though.

  • Too many white women are feminists who engage in highly promiscuous hook ups in college and through the first five or ten years of their careers. Given the discrimination against white males, women are doing better in building careers than white male college grads, who are the last to be hired. Is this any world for a young white male to be seeking a wife?

    All young white males should avoid any nontraditional, promiscuous feminist. Let these women bang themselves silly, contract a hundred STDs, and be left old maids. The legal system is still going to screw a male even if he finds a traditional bride, which is highly unlikely.

    It’s no wonder white males either go MGTOW (men going their own way) or look for Asians and/or Latinas without too much black ancestry.

    • Jason Lewis

      I saw the MGTOW movement. I don’t really like it because it it’ll make us have less babies than before.

      • IstvanIN

        Are most of today’s girls really as rotten as the Khardashians? It just doesn’t seem possible.

        • Deacon Blue

          Yes. They are. 1st marriage – White woman about 6 years younger from Western European descent, blonde, blue, good looking but coddled, entitled, truly man-hating and agenda driven. It was not a question of “sharing” or being “equal” like the feminists want you to think. Met her in ROTC. I can think
          of another 4 letter word that has a “c” and a “t” in it to
          describe how she behaved when she did not get her way
          exactly to the letter {after we were wed of course}.

          Clearly, she wanted veto power over almost everything. Gave
          me an ultimatum that if I wanted to be an entrepreneur and
          “risk all” that I was risking losing her too. We divorced. I did not
          think I would marry again but fortuitously and with some
          serendipity I met and married a wonderful woman I met on business in Asia. I could not be happier with her.

          And before any clowns start with any “beta male” nonsense realize quickly that our culture and legal system is now so stacked up against White men {White privilege, rape culture & dog whistles being what they are} that waging an ongoing
          marital war with a White woman for the sake of being married
          to “a White woman” is not worth the potential downside & is
          not the amazing prize that some of our fellow race realists
          think it is.

          And there is no real method of hedging this risk if she is
          “educated” at the collegiate level because she as likely
          been indoctrinated about the evil White male patriarchy
          and how we deserve “it” even when we do nothing wrong.

          I am sure there are plenty of White women who are true gems.
          Even some or many with graduate degrees in “arts” from
          elitist and isolated colleges too.

          But then again I believe in unicorns and big foot, too.

          • Jason Lewis

            Plenty of good women here in Texas.

          • Deacon Blue

            Yeah, well that’s where I happened to meet wifey #1 on our
            “first date” in the D/FW area actually. So I’ll take your word
            for it that there are “plenty of good women (t)here in Texas.”

          • David Ashton

            There is a lot of race propaganda and entertainment fashion that affects white girls.

          • Deacon Blue

            Agreed. My 1st wife ended up taking some of those “women’s
            studies” classes as electives {back then, they were not
            mandatory} and at first, I even found some of the dogma to
            be “empowering” – I was happy she had found “a voice” and
            was not some Stepford Wife-in-training. But the more they
            taught, the more you listened, the more nonsensical and
            abusive this Leftist line of thinking appears. It is not about
            “equality” or “equal voice” in the least. That’s just the mouth
            piece propaganda. At its core, they want “equality when/where” they see fit but {ignoring the cognitive dissonance} of course some “select” issues are not so “cut and dry” for them.

            One thing had been very consistent from the get go; the White
            male patriarchy in the West was (in)directly responsible for
            all the woes and ailments of non-Whites and non-males.

            We’re all oppressors and evil tasks masters whose sole
            raison d’être is to préserve our power base.

            We even get secret handshakes and decoder rings too
            I think! Wow!

            Its far easier to say, “well I failed or this failed because we’re

            unwitting victims of a larger plot, that of the great White
            male patriarchy system” rather than to reflect and come
            to the conclusion that maybe, just perhaps, some of
            the “bad” stuff does not originate with us White dudes and
            might be partially the responsibility of the aggrieved parties?

            Nah…what am I thinking? LOL!

            When she started to really believe the rhetoric and demagoguery of all this while losing any ability to put the
            proverbial brakes on and say, “whoa, maybe there is more
            than just my perspective on this issue and there can and
            often is more than one correct answer?”, that was when I
            knew it was time to move on.

            My ex-wife did not want to have children which was one
            of the reasons I left. Her painfully narcissistic and inadequate
            rationale was that bearing children would cause her to
            “sacrifice” her career and ruin her body. I had mentioned
            I would be happy to adopt a child to save her vanity but
            she did not want to be a mom under any circumstances.

            Because she lacked any ambition to create or nurture
            anything {kids, a business, even volunteer work} was
            really the abstract reason it fell apart.

            This does not mean all White women or even most White
            women are “bad” – however, many I had met in the USA
            seemed to be aggressive, hostile, fat, entitled and
            completely oblivious to the idea that a marriage is a dyad
            and sometimes, you don’t get your own way 100% and
            sometimes you need to take one for the proverbial team.

            The propaganda is becoming more insidious even now.
            Slut shaming, fat shaming, ugly shaming, all this “shaming”
            crapola. The age of “its not my fault, I am a victim” is
            truly upon us. Outside of Blacks, nowhere do I see
            this with more prevalence than amongst younger,
            White women from the USA. Other countries have women
            {White} who don’t want to be a Khardashian it seems.?

            I am sure and hopeful that there are plenty of good White

            women out there today. The stars were just not aligned
            correctly at the time for me I suppose.

            I made the correct choice for me. YMMV. C’est la vie.

          • David Ashton

            Sorry to hear about your past, but good wishes for your future. I may be wrong but I think the “anti-sexism” drivel is stronger than the “anti-racism” rubbish in the US, and the other way round in the UK. But the “white patriarchy” is the target, and there is a Marcusean method in the madness. The “victims” have become the totems.

        • John Smith

          Sociological studies seem to indicate most are as described above, but I don’t know how many bang negroes in addition.

    • Ultimate187

      There are millions of white women in the U.S. Even if feminism is prevalent, I find it very difficult to believe that a racially aware white man can’t find even one that he likes. Those guys who went looking for minorities like Hispanics or Asians did so because they simply find them more attractive.

  • Mack0

    White males don’t want to marry black women. Black women in turn must choose a mate from the predominantly poor gene pool of black men.

    • The Dude

      Yep, it’s that simple.

  • LHathaway

    “white women–aged between 25 and 35–are the most likely to have at least a BA (37%), followed by white men (29%), black women (23%) and black men (16%)”

    What percentage of the foreign born have a BA? And what percentage of foreign born are male . . .

    • Jason Lewis

      Are hispanics counted as whites in this and what are the numbers for Asians? They always leave this out.

  • IstvanIN

    This The good news is that there has been an increase in inter-racial marriage in recent decades, made me throw up a little bit.

  • Michael Robert Ryan

    In addition to many black men being nogoodnicks who are not marriage material, and many of the remainder marrying women of other races, black women face another hurdle: they are, just like American women of other races, insanely, ridiculously picky and refuse to even consider any man who is actually in their league. They think they should be married to Denzel Washington, even though they might rate only a 5 on the hotness scale, be well past their sell-by date, and be used-up damaged goods with a sexual history registering scores of partners. Their sense of entitlement is completely, totally off the charts.

    • LHathaway

      I think an issue for black women is that having a baby gives them a sense of power. The more empty their life might be the more power having a baby gives them in a sense. And of course, our society places much more emphasis (places more power) on Black men than on Black women, making it even more likely a girl will have a baby with a black man as a teenager? I don’t know but being 17 or something and having a baby, it’s great for the birth rate, but not sure how good it is for her future boyfriend and job training prospects?

      By the way, the ‘white birth rate’ does not keep track at all of what the father’s race is.

  • So, for years the media have been pushing interracial relationships, ever since Sidney Poitier did “Guess whose coming to dinner.” Now they have the results: The well educated black, if he has any brains at all, can go for the White females. But the black female loses him as a potential mate. At the same time, the black men get in trouble with the law are uneducated and practically worthless (I said “practically” to be kind.), but are told over and over how great they are anyway, so as not to damage their “self-esteem.” So, there is even more dysfunction in the black community than before and black females are left to take care of kids and are desperate to sleep with any male who will have them. I usually don’t give a darn about black people; I am a WHITE advocate, as most of you probably already know. But in this case I will comment that the so-called “Civil Rights Movement” has been a success only for the black male. It has been a disaster for the black female.

  • MekongDelta69

    There are certainly no lack of articles on AmRen today from mentally demented, self-loathing, guilt-ridden, idiot leftists.

    “It’s ‘RACISM‘ I’m telling you, that’s the cause of ALL the world’s problems. Sob. Sob. Sob.”

  • pcmustgo

    Wow, white women/men have just as much a college graduation gap as black women/men.. surprised… women do better these days? Poor white women!

  • Brakedust

    Simple: incentivize white males to marry black females. Presto: equality.

  • IKUredux

    Sounds like it is the fault of White people. Sigh. Everything is the fault of White people. Electricity. Capitalism.Technology.Imperialism.Medicine.Colonialism. Damn! We Whites are even smarter than I thought! What exactly have the non Whites contributed to the world, in the last five hundred years?

    It sounds like White male college graduates should marry Black female college graduates. Yup, sounds like a plan. So, are they getting ready to make this a law?

    You have to know, that whites will eventually not be allowed to marry each other. You do see that this is where all these policies are headed, don’t you?

    Got Genocide?

  • De Doc

    Surprise, surprise. Another study outs the truth of sexual selection in humans. Did you guys see the one about the Dutch taking the position as the world’s tallest (on avg.) people in the world? Again, the researchers point to sexual selection as the reason. One must chuckle at the egalitarians, who foolishly think that human evolution has essentially stopped, because of all the technology we possess.

    • Spikeygrrl

      I’m far more leery of the “elitist” “professionals” who are going to hold up VOLUNTARY, INDIVIDUAL, Neo-eugenics.

      1. Assess yourself realistically.
      2. Marry and your

  • Stogumber

    Of course, in earlier times it would have be seen as normal that dad worked with his hands whereas mom taught little children at the village school. Part of the problem is the devaluation of menial work.(in terms of wages and of reputation).
    But how insane must people be who trade income differences as a consequence of marriage behaviour! I suppose it’s the influence of white women journalists who personally look at marriage as a kind of career strategy,

    • Spikeygrrl

      You’re losing me here. Let’s start over.

      If you recognize, per Thomas Sowell, that EVERY life decision is a trade-off, how do you rank yours? (Let’s please also freeze — thanks. Alinsky, what a wallop back in your face (:-; ) — the commonsense pronunciation “ligbits” to refer to the unpronoucable LGBTQFBWXYZ endless initials of insistent self-outists.

      OK? Let’s move on.

      Here’s the quiz:
      It is essential above all else that
      1) My spouse/long-term mate/co-parent by blood, adoption, marriage, or any/all the above be denied ANY parental rights
      2) My spouse/long-term mate/co-parent of my children must be the same race as I am
      3) My spouse/long-term mate/co-parent of my children should be allowed to teach the children anything about various principles — secular or religious — with which I do or may not agree.
      4) My spouse/long-term mate/co-parent of my children should share my philosophical/religious beliefs.

      For anyone wiho is a nascent “spookybright”(**) or has a real feel for sociology (NOT like it’s taught today!!!),
      assortative mating is a HUGE field of inquiry. PLEASE email me if you want to discuss this topic on a scholarly level.

      Yeah, you ARE worthy of letting all the kooks back in…bleah…
      [email protected]

      • Donald

        I shorten LGBTQFBWXYZ to LGBTWTF though WTF would suffice.

  • Light from the East

    Two important things conclude the article – IQ and race familiarity. While the article does not talk about the details of black-white marriages, it is not hard to reason what kind of white women marrying to black men:

    1. Just 49 percent of college-educated black women marry a well-educated man (i.e., with at least some post-secondary education), compared to 84 percent of college-educated white women, according to an analysis of PSID data by Yale sociologist Vida Maralani.

    2. Young white women–aged between 25 and 35–are the most likely to have at least a BA (37%), followed by white men (29%), black women (23%) and black men (16%), according to our analysis of the ACS.

    • John Smith

      You’d think, but many white educated female SJWs seem to go for negroes. Many more are gold diggers going after black celebrities.

      • Spikeygrrl

        LOOK AT THEM.

        In the real (non-celebrity) world, just LOOK AT the pairings. I know this is going to sound shallow, but I don’t need to agree with it to observe it: Negro men — even, and possibly especially, wealthy ones — consider marrying a White woman as “moving on up.” Wealthy and/or powerful Negro men in our “post-racial society” can now easily find beautiful and/or wealthy White women to marry and/or breed with.

        On the downmarket side, just about any unattractive White woman can get all sorts of positive romantic/sexual feedback from average Negro males

  • John Smith
  • MikeofAges

    Braces, man. Braces. Do you know what braces cost?

  • libertarian1234

    “Black college graduates are much more likely than whites to “marry down.”

    How on earth would a black “marry down?”

    • Herman

      Easy. It is a bottomless pit.

      You will always find one worse than the previous one.

  • MikeofAges

    BTW, how do you know that a master’s degree equates to brainpower, beyond the likelihood that that holder is on the right half of the bell curve?

    I want to get one yet because, well, I do, and because if my latest round of literary efforts are successful, it would afford me a greater opportunity to teach and lecture on a college and university level. However, I have taken courses for graduate credit. I didn’t see those as any different than upper division undergraduate courses. In STEM subjects and in skills programs generally, a master’s degree might be different. In liberal arts and social science subjects, only the Ph.D. really is on another level.

  • Raymond Kidwell

    It has to do with attitudes and what a person values in life. A typical Jew is going to favor intelligence in a mate. So they might marry a plain looking but intelligent spouse. Your typical Aryan tends to go for looks and will marry a good looking, but slightly dumber spouse. Typical black person puts little value at all in regards to intelligence of a mate and it’s usually a purely physical thing.

    I am interested in dating, marriage, friendship etc. with people who are rational and have a high I.Q. No dating site seems to have any questions about I.Q. It’s all just looking at photos and seeing who you are interested in. Maybe read a two sentence description or whether they smoke or not. It points out how much the typical person values intelligence or education. So finally a site came up based on I.Q.- I.Q. elite. almost nobody actually takes their I.Q. test, but does seem to have a lot of professionals/people with college degrees.

    Of all the people I have met in my life, I have had a few different Jewish women say they were interested in me because of my intelligence. I have never had a non-Jewish white or any other race ever show any interest in my intelligence. They either like you or not based on social status, or physical looks or income.

    So let’s say someone like me “makes it” and has a nice degree, nice job etc. I would chase women that have degrees, high intelligence etc. Other people in that position would just chase women that look good in a mini skirt. And I think this accounts for most of the differences. I was driving a truck with a black guy who was middle class and he talked about going to the ghetto to pick up women. Myself I don’t like women from the ghetto because they tend to be stupid (even though I live in the ghetto myself). A mentality difference there.

  • David Ashton

    It’s definitely bad news. A genetic mistake on a huge scale cannot be undone.

  • Deacon Blue

    LOL! Uhm…sure, its just me. No other White men anywhere
    echo my sentiments.

  • American Tax Payer

    “The good news is that there has been an increase in inter-racial marriage in recent decades,”

    And that’s all that matters. It’s not about blacks, it’s about whites having non-white children no matter who their non-white partner is as the end result is, it’s one more white bloodline that is extinct.

  • InAFreeCountry

    “Black women have the lowest rates of “marrying out” across race lines, in part because of racist attitudes to inter-marriage.”
    Stupid me, I thought it was because men of other races don’t find black women attractive-inside or out. I should have known it was rassis attitutes.

  • Susan

    I tried but couldn’t read this. It’s nonsense. Blacks have a lower IQ than any other race. Inequality will ALWAYS exist because of that fact.

  • Paleoconn

    The usual interracial match is black man, White woman or White man, Asian woman. Lately I’ve seen commercials with Black man, Asian woman, and one Volkswagen commercial with a White grade school kid bringing a black girl to a school dance, driven by black father. What planet do these marketing geniuses live in? Do they think they can change people’s behaviors so drastically so that White boys suddenly think it might be great to date a black girl? It’s propaganda of the most dishonest type, and ineffective to boot.