Starting a file called “I Was Right the Whole Time” re: the benefits of staying alone.
From an article titled “The Rarely Recognized Route into the Black Middle-Class: Staying Single and Living Alone”:
The emerging Black middle class has a new face: lifelong single people – especially single women – who live alone. Their numbers have been growing as a percentage of all households, and more importantly, as a percentage of all middle-class households. The marriage fundamentalists will not like the authors’ conclusion:
“A possible implication of this shift is that if black women are achieving middle-class status without marrying, marriage may not, contrary to what has been previously believed, provide much financial benefit or produce positive returns for professional black women in this age group.”The Rarely Recognized Route into the Black Middle-Class: Staying Single and Living Alone
I totally told you so. Allow me to revel in right-ness.