There is a common phrase one hears among skeptics of biracial relationships between blacks and whites, "burn the coal, pay the toll". But given my background in economics, I couldn't help wondering what, precisely, is the toll? Here are some relevant facts, figures, and probabilities for white women contemplating the costs and benefits of coal-burning.
Out of many, this one statistic is truly stunning:
98 percent chance of not being financially supported by the child's father.
Only 1 out of 50 black fathers pays for the child of their white sperm-recipient. That's an assembly line of misery.