What has enabled him to do well, sometimes even surpassing the white man? He can stand toe to toe with any other man and speak with knowledge and confidence about the world we live in. King, look at Malcolm X, very different, but both very brilliant black men that exude charisma and knowledge.As a black man I pride myself on being able to open my mouth and speak with conviction, eloquence and poignancy to those around me.
How has the black man been able to succeed so much economically and socially despite the racism?
The black man has endured slavery, beatings, humiliation, betrayal, etc from the white man and from his own black brethren too.
However, today, he's in the White House, and is doing MANY other great things too.
Despite all the tribulations, he's stayed strong. One of the most powerful things in this world is an educated black men, it defies the stereotypes of the wannabe thug or gangsta.
Less white women do this, and this has largely become more of a cultural difference than a gender difference.
With white men not being as aggressive as black men or white women, combined with the extra racial issues when a white guy is interested in a black woman (not even just racism, but more like "whoa, how do I approach a black woman?? I'll probably get rejected"), that leaves a lot of black women waiting forever and ever for an approach that is not forthcoming -Like some others have suggested, black men view white women as a prize and a step up in society.
Black women don't view white men quite the same way, usually.
In fact, very often, its the most notorious guy in the neighbourhood that has a white girlfriend. Why is a relation of a white woman and a black man, more common than vice versa ?
Black man/white woman is more common for a lot of reasons: -Black men are probably the most aggressive I've seen as far as pursuing who they are interested in, white women probably second.