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Soc 134 Final Wk 13 Intimate Life
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The US has the highest rate of marriage in the world
F, the US has a high rate of marriage but not the highest
Marriage and Race
*racial groups do not marry at similar rates
Between what years were there no differences in marriage rates?
What happened to marriage rates in 1950
decline for all groups, but especially for Black women
*Blacks have the highest never married and divorce rate
*Asians have the highest marriage rate
Why the low marriage rates for AA?
1) Economic Reasons
2) Mass Incarcerations
3) Racialized structure of dating
Economic Reasons - Black Marriage
*lack of stable employment > decline of Black men considered "marriage material"
Mass Incarceration - Marriage Rates
*1/9 BMen of marrying age in jail
*BWomen outnumber Bmen
Racialized structure of Marriage market
*Preference to marry non-black women
*Black women excluded by men from different racial backgrounds
*US has a very high divorce rate
*Black women more likely to divorce than other groups
Which group is most likely to divorce?
Why are AA women more likely to divorce?
*Psychological strain of racism
***Eurocentric notion of beauty in turns to symbolic violence
*Black couples have greater dissimilarity with respect to income, education, age and views on gender rules
*small size of black marriage pool
*Increasing trend of out-of-wedlock births
*AA have the highest rate
Single Black Motherhood
*declined since 90's
*married Blacks often choose not to have children
*role of economy and prison
*difference in attitudes
Black women place special value on motherhood hunder conditions in which a stable marriage is desired but not likely
Out-of-wedlock births correlate with what?
poverty and a lack of education
Pathological Family thesis
*Daniel Patrick Moynihan
*The Negro Family
*most problems experienced by Blacks were caused by the structure of the Black family
What was the main argument of the pathological family thesis?
*Pathology of matriarchy
*matriarchal family structure is to blame for poverty etc...
Critique of Pathological Thesis
1) Labels non-patriarchal families as 'pathological'
2)blames the victim
3)ignores past and present racism
4)claims only moral revitalization can ensure Black progress
*introduced during chattel slavery
*Rape of slave women not uncommon (children no threat)
*increase of laws during Jim Crow as biracial children began to be a bigger threat
Miscegenation was forbidden during the early colonial period
F, it was not until chattel slavery that miscegenation was outlawed
Why did more anti-miscegenation laws get passed during the Jim Crow era?
Biracial individuals posed a threat to the bipolar racial system
*Loving v. Virginia
Loving v. Virginia (1967)
Supreme court ruled anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional
*increased since 60's
*9.5% of all couples
*race and gender affect interracial marriage patterns
Same-sex couples have the lowest rate of interracial unions
F, same-sex couples have the HIGHEST rate of interracial unions (20%)
Which race has the highest rate of interracial Marriage?
Which race has the lowest rate of interracial Marriage
*Marriage is less central
*dating is first step
Which race has the highest preference of own group only in the dating market?
Which race is most likely to exclude Asian Americans?
Almost equally White, Black, and Latino women (90%)
Black men the highest among males
What is surprising about groups that exclude Asian Americans?
41% of Asian American women exclude Asian Americans
On Groups that exclude Latinos
*Around 60 - 70 % from the other races
On groups that exclude Blacks
*highly excluded by whites and Asians, less so by Latinos
*Blacks males exclude the females more so than the females exclude black males
On Groups that exclude Whties
*Blacks are most likely to exclude whites, then latino
*Asian males are more likely to exclude whites than are Asian females
Dating - Asian males
highly excluded by all groups, including many Asian women
Dating - Black females
highly excluded by all groups, except Black males
Dating - White males
have the most power to choose in dating situations
Reasons for Interracial Dating and Marriage
*Traditional (Love, economics)
Racial Aversion in Dating
Avoiding one's own race due to the belief that it is somehow less desirable than a different race
Exoticization of the members of a different racial group
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