While relationship experts have consistently sounded off on the fact that an educational background is no indication of compatibility or intellect, Brookings researchers say there are still some negative implications from the findings.
The numbers continue dwindling down through college where Black women outnumber the amount of Black men pursuing a higher education.
According to a Pew Research Center report released last year, in 1994 Black men were actually more likely than Black women to be enrolled in college immediately after high school—56 percent for men vs. But by 2012, the pattern had reversed: The share of Black men enrolled in college remained stagnant at 57 percent, while the share of young Black women enrolled in college increased to 69 percent —a 12 percentage point gap with black men.
Some students say it creates a campus culture in which women desperately try to attract college-educated black males, and men act like commitment-phobic "dawgs" because they can pick and choose from a surplus of women.
"The girlfriend thing is cool but it's not going much further than that," says William Noble, a 29-year-old who will begin graduate school at nearby Georgia State University in the fall. " Black males are graduating from high school at rates equal to whites, but many are choosing not to enroll in college.
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SMU issued a statement to the Daily Campus newspaper on the disturbing incident shortly after photos of the flier went viral, condemning the messaging found on the hand out and encourages the student body to help identify the creators.It’s a study that speaks to the importance of unlocking certain economic advantages but it also provides another perspective about the current landscape for Black men in America and how that impacts a Black woman’s dating pool.In some cities in America, Black girls are up to 50 percent more likely than Black boys to graduate from high school, according to a report by the NAACP and Schott Foundation for Public Education.A racially offensive flier attempting to illustrate all the reasons why white women shouldn't date Black men has a Texas University searching for answers.The latest in a string of racist incidents that have erupted in the wake of Donald Trump being declared president-elect of the United States, Southern Methodist University in Dallas was targeted with handouts overflowing with openly stereotypical language directed towards African-American men in an effort to keep the white female students on campus from dating them.After deciding to enroll at Towson University, friends of mine joked about me going to “the hood” and the violence in the Baltimore area, but I was never worried.