For a large and progressive metro area, Seattle actually lags behind other cities and the country as a whole in its black population.
Listeners and readers added their own insight as to what Seattle offers and what it is missing for the black community.
Jones said she’s willing to wait – after all, she’s waited this long.
On a recent Thursday evening, Amalia Martino rushed from work to catch the last few minutes of her daughter Sophia’s soccer game.
Listeners and readers added their own insight on their experiences with the busing program.
series on KUOW immediately struck a chord with her first piece that asked a fraught question: Where are the black people?
In 2002, Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large wrote about the black experience in Seattle in which black women complained about how few black men there were to date.
“I was like, ‘Where did you come from, black man that is so attractive? He never once said hello, he never gave the black person head nod – nothing, you know what I mean, nothing!
In the last 40 years, black women have had a harder time finding black men to marry for various reasons – high mortality, high incarceration rates and interracial marriage.
For single black women, that may mean being willing to go out.
Differences in age preferences for mates can stem from evolutionary mating strategies and age preferences in sexual partners may vary cross culturally.
There are also alternative social theories for age differences in relationships as well as suggested reasons for 'alternative' age-hypogamous relationships.