Dating white collar men
But when it comes to education, all that enlightenment goes out the window.
In 2016, we still value a college degree above a trade school graduate, and we’re not even subtle about it.
He said this, “We silver-spoon brothers think just because we went to private school or were never in jail, Black women should be happy they’re in our presence.” He goes on to talk about how men who have a certain level of education have women pandering for them because black women have been taught that a college educated brother is a rarity and consequently that he is the prize and should be lauded just because he played it straight in life.
If a brother makes it to 25 without a criminal record, a kid, or being another tragic statistic he is considered golden.
At mikerow WORKS, we try to highlight successful tradespeople who have not only prospered without a college degree, but have gone on to start their own businesses and created countless jobs.
This headline confirms the misconception that tradesmen are in some way subordinate to white collar professionals.
It’s a dangerous misconception with serious consequences.
It is also drilled into our heads that black women outnumber black men on the campuses of colleges and universities.
According to the headline, more women should consider “dating down,” a process whereby college educated women explore romantic possibilities with men from a “lower educational or social class.” The article itself includes several profiles of happy couples, each consisting of a man who didn’t graduate from college and a woman who did, and concludes that certain men who didn’t get a college degree just might be a viable option for white-collared women who did. Imagine for a moment, if The Post had attached the same headline to an article that suggested single women looking for love could improve their odds by dating men of a different race. Imagine if the article included interviews with interracial couples wherein white women found happiness with black men.
Then, imagine the fallout if The Post concluded – in their headline no less – that more white women should consider “dating down” to achieve the same level of happiness?
Give it a look, and pass it on if it speaks to you.
Then, get out there ladies, and date someone beneath you!