Richard T. Ford

In ‘Is Marriage for White People?’ Rick Banks tackles one of the most troubling and sensitive topics in American race relations—the relatively low marriage rate among African-Americans and black women in particular—with nuance, sensitivity and courage. Using a series of illuminating interviews and sociological research Banks upends conventional wisdom about love and commitment within the black community and in mixed race relationships. And he offers a common sense approach the problem that should appeal to open minded people of good will, even as it will make racial purists and separatists grind their teeth.

Richard T. Ford, George E Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, and author of The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse (2008)

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