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post Mar 28 2006, 02:27 AM
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I grew up in a time when two-parent families were still the norm, in both black and white America. Then, as an adult, I saw divorce become more commonplace, then almost a rite of passage. Today it would appear that many -- particularly in the black community -- have dispensed with marriage altogether.

But as a black woman, I have witnessed the outrage of girlfriends when the ex failed to show up for his weekend with the kids, and I've seen the disappointment of children who missed having a dad around. Having enjoyed a close relationship with my own father, I made a conscious decision that I wanted a husband, not a live-in boyfriend and not a "baby's daddy," when it came my time to mate and marry.

My time never came.

For years, I wondered why not. And then some 12-year-olds enlightened me.

"Marriage is for white people."

That's what one of my students told me some years back when I taught a career exploration class for sixth-graders at an elementary school in Southeast Washington. I was pleasantly surprised when the boys in the class stated that being a good father was a very important goal to them, more meaningful than making money or having a fancy title.

"That's wonderful!" I told my class. "I think I'll invite some couples in to talk about being married and rearing children."

"Oh, no," objected one student. "We're not interested in the part about marriage. Only about how to be good fathers."

And that's when the other boy chimed in, speaking as if the words left a nasty taste in his mouth: "Marriage is for white people."

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There you have it. A black woman confesses that black families were better back in the days of slavery. She also agrees that marriage is for white people. Its certainly not racist now since a black woman said it.

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- Fido 14   'Marriage Is for White People'   Mar 28 2006, 02:27 AM
- - Albino   You're mincing words to achieve your own means...   Mar 28 2006, 02:35 AM
|- - ~LilTermite~   QUOTE(Albino @ Mar 27 2006, 09:13 PM) 112...   Mar 28 2006, 02:37 AM
|- - Fido 14   QUOTE(Albino @ Mar 27 2006, 11:13 PM) 112...   Mar 28 2006, 02:40 AM
- - OptimumPx   She didn't say slavery was better, she said bl...   Mar 28 2006, 02:41 AM
- - Albino   QUOTEAnd then some 12-year-olds enlightened me. N...   Mar 28 2006, 02:43 AM
- - Fido 14   QUOTEShe didn't say slavery was better, she sa...   Mar 28 2006, 02:44 AM
|- - OptimumPx   QUOTE(Fido 14 @ Mar 27 2006, 11:22 PM) 11...   Mar 28 2006, 03:00 AM
- - handsome b wonderful   Marriage is a load of bullshit. Divorce rates have...   Mar 28 2006, 02:47 AM
- - Fido 14   QUOTEMarriage is a load of bullshit. Divorce rates...   Mar 28 2006, 02:50 AM
- - handsome b wonderful   But marriage decline, in a way, is a good thing. W...   Mar 28 2006, 02:59 AM
- - Baldman_Sonetti   QUOTEThe average total cost of a wedding today is ...   Mar 28 2006, 12:27 PM
- - gingergenius   fido - what's your point?? the stereotypical ...   Mar 28 2006, 03:02 PM
|- - Fido 14   QUOTE(gingergenius @ Mar 28 2006, 11:40 A...   Mar 28 2006, 06:03 PM
- - mello_yello   Well done, they're cottoned on to the fact tha...   Mar 28 2006, 04:27 PM
- - mello_yello   OK, if you think white people are any more faithfu...   Mar 28 2006, 06:14 PM
|- - Fido 14   QUOTE(mello_yello @ Mar 28 2006, 02:52 PM...   Mar 28 2006, 06:18 PM
- - mello_yello   Majority of 12 year old blacks in a single room.   Mar 28 2006, 06:19 PM
|- - Fido 14   QUOTE(mello_yello @ Mar 28 2006, 02:57 PM...   Mar 28 2006, 06:22 PM
- - Stead   oh man, iv'e heard white people say that years...   Mar 29 2006, 09:30 PM
- - gingergenius   yes, fido, 90% of britain is white. although we ha...   Mar 29 2006, 09:54 PM
- - Militant Bain   Black people are more irresponsible period. The c...   Mar 30 2006, 06:50 PM


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