Cheryl Judice: Interracial Relationships between Black Women and White Men
Stories about the recent "fairytale wedding" of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry caught the attention of Evanston sociologist Cheryl Judice for a particularly good reason: for more than three decades, she's been studying the topic of interracial marriage generally--and especially the topic of romantic relationships between black women and white men. Middle-class African Americans often experience different dating and marriage patterns, leaving black females with fewer dating and marriage options if they only seek partners within their own racial/ethnic group, she says, but what happens when they cross the racial divide? Join us for an illuminating discussion, as Cheryl Judice talks about the insights gleaned from decades of interviewing black women and white men about dating, marrying, and divorcing, which are highlighted in her new book Interracial Relationships Between Black Women and White Men.
Cheryl Judice is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, and has taught sociology, social psychology, and African American studies at Lake Forest College, Northeastern Illinois University and Northwestern.