Marriage is half our deen but some people make it so complicated to comlete. There are many reasons for this, some to do with race, some to do with status, some to do with wealth and some to do with whether your a revert or a "born" muslim. These are just some issues effecting Black Muslims and Muslims in general Worldwide, so we need to set aside these differences for the betterment of the Ummah
We need to change the mind set of the Older generation, who are often "stuck" in their ways and faciliate better understanding for the Newer Generation. Often a person is looked down upon if he/she is not of a certain class or does not come from a certain country and sometimes because the potential spouse is not from the same tribe as them. These issues are the issues of Jahiliyah and should not be so prevalent in the Ummah today. Inshallah some members of the Ummah realises that these practises are Un-Islamic and turn back to the Deen in this aspect.