This may be the last remaining taboo in our supposedly colorblind society.A New York City woman — beautiful, educated, successful and single — accepted a challenge presented by an online dating service that aimed to fix her up with available men.“Here at the Met, we have artworks that can #Break The Internet too!’’ the Met tweeted, a reference to Paper’s coverline “Break the Internet Kim Kardashian,’’which spawned a Twitter hashtag. Gilberto Valle, who was fired from the NYPD, was convicted last year of conspiracy to kidnap women whom he fantasized with fellow ghouls online about cooking and eating. But a Manhattan federal judge overturned the top rap against him, agreeing with me that while Valle, 30, committed thought crimes, he posed no real danger to anyone.Yet criticism — some of it hurled online, some of it in Karazin’s face — for “marrying out” can be cruel. “Black men date or marry interracially at more than double the level women do,” she said. They can date anyone they want to — black women, white women.” The purpose of the dating challenge, she said, was to expand a woman’s choices.Black women are up to 50 percent more likely than their male counterparts to graduate from high school, reports the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and The Schott Foundation for Public Education.Reid, who is African-American, had opened herself up to the possibility of going out with men who are not.Except for one white guy, she has dated only within her race.
“It will be fun — and I’ll get some dates.” But two days after we spoke last week, a WNBC spokeswoman informed me that Reid no longer planned to accept the dating service’s challenge because she was “busy.” A friend told me that she’d changed her mind about it. The answer may be found in the dating service’s name: Interracial Dating
Not only did they swap places during the 60s but in 1980 the number of NEVER married African Americans began a staggering climb from about 10% to more than 25% by 2010 while the percentage for White women remained under 10% and just over 10% for White men.