Second husband: high school graduate who had a "blue collar", though highly skilled job.While we were married I earned my master's, with his encouragement and support.In 2011, women held 51 percent of management and professional roles across all industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.The same year, the number of women with college and more advanced degrees exceeded the number of men for the first time.Time and time again we are bombarded by negative and oftentimes distorted images of our black men like the falsehood that there are more black men in jail than there are in colleges or universities.It is also drilled into our heads that black women outnumber black men on the campuses of colleges and universities.We went dancing on our first date, and I loved the feel of his strong hands on my back.Strong hands come with his job description: He's an electrician. He seemed less inhibited and more fun than the professional men I typically dated.
And these traits can be found in a blue-collar brother not just the Brooks Brother brother.
Add to that, recent research, confirming what women have long suspected -- that men are threatened by their success. "They weren't caring, and they weren't nice." Odette and Raymond Duggan have been married for 15 years and live in East Harlem with their two daughters, Faith, 12, and Isabella, 10.
Daniels I always imagined myself marrying my “equal” or what I perceived to be my equal.
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