28 percent) to say they would go on a second date after having sex on a first date.But the biggest finding was the 90 percent of Latino and African-American women, and 85 percent of white respondents who said they were OK with having a future partner of a different race than their own.Today the trend for an aging population continues and there are more couples without children, and couples are less likely to marry early and have children.Marriage ceremonies are performed either by clergy during a religious ceremony or during a civil ceremony."The rise in interracial marriage indicates that race relations have improved over the past quarter century," said Daniel Lichter, a sociology professor at Cornell University."Mixed-race children have blurred America's color line.The poll’s findings and dozens of follow-up discussions reflect the conversations black women are having among themselves at church halls after Bible study, at happy hours after work, in college lounges after listening to lectures by the likes of Nelson, 45, who five years ago quit her job at a big D. law firm to write a book, “Black Woman Redefined.” She often tells young black women to forget what the outside world projects for them and be bold: “You can play this however you want to.You’re living in the age of Michelle Obama.” It is a time in which one-third of employed black women work in management or professional jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a record number are attending college.
The poll, conducted online between March 26 and April 2, found that 61 percent of singles look for their future mates in bars.
Rich or poor, educated or not, black women sometimes feel as though myths are stalking them like shadows, their lives reduced to a string of labels. Eighty-five percent say they are satisfied with their own lives, but one-fifth say they are often treated with less respect than other people.
Half of black women surveyed call racism a “big problem” in the country; nearly half worry about being discriminated against.
The survey, which includes interviews with more than 800 black women, represents the most extensive exploration of the lives and views of African American women in decades.
We don’t want.” In a new nationwide survey conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, a complex portrait emerges of black women who feel confident but vulnerable, who have high self-esteem and see physical beauty as important, who find career success more vital to them than marriage.