New Book Suggests Educated Black Women Consider Interracial Dating

Census data shows that in many urban areas the number of black single women with a college degree is triple the number of black single men with a similar level of education. As a result, black women have an extremely difficult time finding a black partner with a similar educational background.

A new book by Karyn Langhorne Folan urges educated black women to branch out and consider dating men of other races. “Black women are in market failure,” she writes. “The solution is to find a new market for your commodity. And in this case, we are the commodity and the new market is men of other races.”

The book, entitled Don’t Bring Home a White Boy: And Other Notions That Keep Black Women From Dating Out, does not contend there aren’t any educated black men available for marriage, just that there are not enough of them. She urges black women to consider alternatives. “Stop blaming every white man for sins perpetrated by others. Some men, whatever their race, are bad for us. Some men, whatever their race, are good for us.”