Generalizations, Unrealistic Expectations & Cheesecake Factory Date
Generalizations and stereotypes come from experiences like that of the recently famed Cheesecake Factory date. We see these stereotypes and generalizations begin to shape the reality of our culture as African-American single women and men. It furthers the notions of self-hate that have been permeating themselves throughout our culture.
Yes, there are women with unrealistic and superficial expectations. They come in all colors. However, the African-American women who publicize this type of behavior in mainstream culture hurt themselves and other Black women who do not share the same sentiment. According to a 2020 Pew research study Blacks are far more likely to be single than non-Blacks. Further, African-American men are more likely to marry outside of their race.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with marrying outside of our race. However, Black women aren’t given a fair chance when our image is consistently in a negative light. If we are going to come together as a culture that desires to love and respect one another and form nuclear families—both single Black women and men will need to take responsibility.
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