When they go out on dates African American Christian singles might attend many community church events. These community church events could include ice cream socials, fundraisers, concerts, and plays. In addition when they are dating African American Christian singles can discuss subjects and issues that are important to them. This is due to the fact that there are many African American contemporary issues that can be discussed. African American contemporary issues are a group of social, political, and business issues that are of interest and concern to African American Christian singles, in particular and African Americans in general. This is because these issues and the state of their resolution directly affect the quality of life for African Americans. Historically, African Americans have faced discrimination in varied forms and to a much greater extent than other ethnic groups. The last statement has caused debate among people. It is claimed that African Americans’ problems began with the institution of slavery. However, to make the argument that slavery is responsible for today’s social and economic problems facing poor African Americans is to take away all of their personal will, diminish their independence, and dismiss their intelligence. If slavery is the cause of today’s social problems then, why did the people in closer historical proximity to slavery do better in regard to family, education, and staying out of prison?
Some of the African American contemporary issues that African American Christian singles might discuss on dates include employment, health and health care access, and the criminal justice system. Though the years lower income African Americans’ lack of access to quality health care, a general pattern of race-based discrimination in health care delivery, and a deep seated distrust of the medical community have all been well documented. In addition, the African American experience with and attitudes towards the criminal justice system often differ from whites. Because of a history filled with racism, discrimination, and brutality at the hands of law enforcement, African Americans tend to distrust the criminal justice system far more than whites. This issue was at the center of the O.J. Simpson murder case. This is a topic that African American Christian singles can talk about as well. There are also American Christian singles.