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After all, the alternative is often no marriage or relationship at all. This crisis in the black “relationship market”, as Mr Banks calls it, starts with a “man shortage”.
The collapse of marriage among blacks is well documented (see chart), but not the sexual, psychological, emotional and social toll this has taken on black women. About one in ten black men in their early thirties are in prison.
As these women rise into the middle class, the men stay in the lower class, becoming less compatible.
Many black women respond by “marrying down, but not out,” as Mr Banks puts it. Two out of every three black marriages fail, about twice the rate of white marriages.
They are about to celebrate their 18th-wedding anniversary when Helen comes home to find her clothes packed up in a U-Haul van parked in the driveway.