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’ ” It’s why Yusuf Abdul Jaleel, who traveled from Yonkers to attend the marriage committee’s latest match-up event in April, is open to a polygynous marriage.
He’s the one that benefits everything, and they don’t look at the benefit of the woman,” Khabir said.
First taking place with a speed-dating format in 2012, this year it was revamped and rebranded as a match-up event.
When Aminah Muhammad, divorced 16 years with six adult children, attended the April match-up, she already had tried — unsuccessfully — one other match-up event and the services of a matchmaker.
According to the 2015 Brookings Institution report, black women have the lowest rates of “marrying out” across race lines.
“The women themselves, they would maybe be interested in someone from another cultural group,” said Nadir.