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The study that best encapsulates this phenomenon is perhaps Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s infamous 1965 report “The Negro Family: A Case for National Action.” The Moynihan report effectively cemented the “single Black woman” as a disgraced figure in our political and social imagination.
In Moynihan’s own words, Black communities were “dominated” by women and unable to maintain “any stable relationship to male authority.” Recent statistics on online dating have revived this trope for new generations, failing to reveal anything new about the racist underpinnings of America’s beauty standards or dating culture.
“It’s Hard Out Here for A Pimp” opens with Black men routinely looking past Jazz, Sky, and other equally dumbfounded Black girls in a nightclub, instead approaching lighter-skinned and/or non-Black women.
Disheartened by their continued dismissal, the twins vent to their friends about the discrimination they face as Black women in the college dating scene.
Through Aaron and Vivek, study referenced in “It’s Hard Out Here for A Pimp” found that white and Asian women are highest-rated on online dating sites while 82 percent of non-Black men showed some bias against Black women.
Black men were found to “show little racial preference either way.” These findings reflect various studies about online dating and marriage that have shaped discourse about Black women’s romantic lives.
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