This blog was inspired by an African-American women’s history class that I am taking. I am interested in marriage amongst blacks and I want to explore why marriage rates are so low or more importantly why they may be framed as being so low. I want to explore the question of whether or not there is a legitimate “crisis” and how did blacks get there. What caused some blacks to steer away from marriage? Why are there so many young, educated black women who are unwedded? What factors play into these happenings? Is this just a strategically formulated ploy to make black women feel like they don’t have a chance at marriage? I am very curious.