For months now, we've been hearing rumors that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are headed for divorce, and interestingly, there was a time when the couple was rather suspiciously silent on those reports.
Following a highly-publicized rough patch - during which Kim was robbed at gunpoint, and Kanye suffered an emotional breakdown that caused him to check into a mental health facility - neither party denied reports that they were living in separate homes.
In 2013, a record-high 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data.
(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, which we covered in an earlier report on intermarriage.) Looking beyond newlyweds, 6.3% of all marriages were between spouses of different races in 2013, up from less than 1% in 1970.
But aside from visual aspects, girls in the States expect to live their lives like Barbie in her dreamhouse, with her super-manly successful boyfriend. But while these expectations are high, I often find that putting guys on a pedestal and doing anything in order to get their attention is a big part of getting to this ultimate goal.
In America, guys get to be cool players who are allowed to switch between different pretty girl-toys who will simply obey their preferences.
Well, for one, it has obvious, superficial reasons, such as the typically super-white teeth and perfectly groomed appearances that Americans tend to have compared to their more natural-yet-not-necessarily-better-looking European counterparts.
But then again, Americans tend to dress up less often and like wearing their sneakers and sweatpants everywhere without ever being judged, a level of a relaxed attitude I would sometimes like to see in my own country.
Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.
Gurung & Duong (1999) compiled a study relating to mixed-ethnic relationships ("MER"s) and same-ethnic relationships ("SER"s), concluding that individuals part of "MER"s generally do not view themselves differently from same-ethnic couples.
In Social Trends in America and Strategic Approaches to the Negro Problem (1948), Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal ranked the social areas where restrictions were imposed on the freedom of Black Americans by Southern White Americans through racial segregation, from the least to the most important: basic public facility access, social equality, jobs, courts and police, politics and marriage.
The 42nd season of Saturday Night Live came to an end this week, and for the first time in quite a long time, the show will be widely missed during its summer hiatus.
Of course, that's almost entirely due to Alec Baldwin's Trump impression and Melissa Mc Carthy's Sean Spicer, as the show's non-political sketches remained wildly uneven.