MythBusters #4 – White Men Cheat (More than Other Men)!
All men do not cheat, but all types of men do!
We tend to hear stories about white male celebrities (middle aged) cheating on their, many times beautiful, wives or girlfriends – **Arnold, David Letterman, Bill Clinton, Asthon Kutcher** more often than their black counterparts because the news organizations and tabloids target mainstream (read – white) audiences and they don’t think White people care so much about Black men’s infidelity. Now, let that Black celebrity be Will Smith, Denzel Washington or Barack Obama … or Tiger Woods (people that the news orgs. and tabloids think White people know/care about and you better believe the stories will run… and run… and run..)
But we all know that many of the Black “celebrity” and sports athletes (NBA/NFLA) are not innocent as they have a word of mouth reputation for cheating on their spouses like it’s nobody’s business. (This is why I never understood groupies who chase after these men in hopes of getting knocked up and trapping said ‘star’ into a life with her. The traps rarely, if ever, work as the man will just move on to the next!)
The truth is some white men cheat and others have good values/morals and do not… the same for some Asian, Black, Hispanic men. The most important thing is to vet and then see if a man’s behavior is living up to his words or what he says he values. If he says he believes in being monogamous to the one he is with yet he unapologetically stares at women while you are out together or flirts like there is no tomorrow … or he tried to pick you up when he was already in a relationship, the flip side being he tried to pick you up despite knowing YOU were in a relationship – ALL RED FLAGS!
Finally, some cultures do seem to expect or excuse men’s cheating behavior and this is true for many caribbean cultures. Maybe not so much cheating, but having tons of women/baby mother’s all over the place and not particularly caring for offspring (NWNW!). I have to say that American Culture (particularly White American Culture/Society) does not condone or take cheating lightly. If a wealthy WM cheats on his spouse and is caught, chances are high that she will divorce him and the court will grant her a hefty sum (approximately half) of his wealth. The consequences can be high!