East asian women and interracial dating resentment white women
In addition, Sailor points out, black women work far more often in corporate offices, universities, and other places that have richer and more educated men and this should be given them greater access to potential white spouses. For Asian-American/white marriages, 75% involve an Asian-American woman and white man.
This is a strong effect given that in 2006, 41% of Asian-American-born women had a white husband.
This explanation claims that the asymmetry is explained by women’s preferences and that these preferences are the result of social conditioning.
This explanation doesn’t explain why social conditioning would lead Asian-American women, but not other minority women, to avoid discriminating against white men.
Using data from The Journal of the American Medical Association, they are 33% and 50% respectively more likely to be obese. Obese women are 20% less likely to marry and 30% less likely to had sex over the past year when compared to normal-weight women.
They are also paid significantly less in the workplace (one study found that obese white women make 24% less).
On a side note a similar pattern likely holds for cohabitation and sex.
One explanation is that black males and Asian-American women are doing what business people often do, expanding their market, thereby giving them access to more buyers and more leverage over ones from their own group.
Stephen Kershnar Imbalance in Interracial Marriage Dunkirk-Fredonia Observer July 20, 2010In politics, race has reared its ugly head. Charges of racism have been directed at the Obama administration’s refusal to prosecute the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation.
Racial comments have plagued Obama’s former minister Jeremiah Wright, Obama administration czars Van Jones and Mark Lloyd, and U. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod. President Obama injected himself into a conflict between a Harvard professor and a police officer and the conflict and summit led to a nationwide discussion of race. The 2000 census shows that 4.9% of marriages are interracial (2,669,558 marriages).
There are reports that black women bitterly resent this pattern.
Sailor cites discussions in movies like Waiting to Exhale and daytime talk shows.
This explanation is unsatisfactory because if it were just an economic explanation one would expect black women and Asian-American men to do the same thing and they don’t do so as often.