In a recent post, I claimed that married black men are more likely to be philanderers than men of other groups are. Better to present the evidence backing that claim later than never. The following table shows, by race, the percentage of men who have cheated on their wives as well as their marriage rates from the US Census for each (excluding Native Americans, for which I could not find data) among those 15 years of age and older. Those who have never been married are excluded from the cheating figure. For ease of comparison, the monogamy index column shows the percentage of men who are married subtracted by the percentage of married men who have cheated:
Among non-blacks, one in five men are unfaithful. Among black men, it jumps to one in three. This despite the plausible presumption that because marriage rates among black men are lower than they are for other men, the quality of the relationships among the black minority that is married should be higher than it is for non-blacks. That is not the case, however.
This follows the pattern Rushton details in Race, Evolution, and Behavior--Asian men are the most likely to be married and least likely to cheat, white men are the next most likely to be married and second least likely to cheat, followed by Hispanics (not covered by Rushton), and then black men, who are the least likely to marry and the most likely to cheat when they do.
Tying this into the post from which it originated, blacks have the most game. They get the most women and are the least likely to suffer from the oneitis frequently afflicting betas. Herbs**, as Roissy calls them, are most common among Asians and least common among blacks.
GSS variables used: EVSTRAY(1-2), RACECEN1, SEX(1)
* Includes Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Vietnamese, and "other Asian".
** A term which, appropriately enough, has acquired some street slang status via white rap duo 7L and Esoteric.