RedTracker| True/Slant’s Sara Libby calls the NYTimes report of new Pew Research statistics on intermarriage, led by the headline Black Women See Fewer Black Men at the Altar, a reflection of The media’s ongoing war on single black women.
Until reading Libby’s charges, we were leading with the top-level analysis and conclusion, which is that intermarriage among adults is on the rise.
The Pew analysis found that among newly married couples, 14.6 percent were mixed in 2008, compared with 11.2 percent in 2000 and 8.3 percent in 1990. Of all 3.8 million adults who married in 2008, 31 percent of Asians, 26 percent of Hispanic people, 16 percent of blacks and 9 percent of whites married a person whose race or ethnicity was different from their own. via NYTimes
It’s factually correct to say that “more than 1 in 5 black men who wed (22 percent) married a nonblack woman in 2008. This compares with about 9 percent of black women, and represents a significant increase for black men — from 15.7 percent in 2000 and 7.9 percent in 1980.” The least often combo is a black man/white woman.
Is the reporting of this information evidence of a media and blogger war on black women, as argued by Sara Libby? I’ll let you decide.