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'Is Marriage for White People?"

Publication Date: 
August 31, 2011
KQED - Forum with Michael Krasny
Michael Krasny

Professor Rick Banks was a guest on the "Forum with Michael Krasny" to discuss his new book, “Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone."

Marriage is on the decline generally in the U.S., and among African-Americans the rates are particularly low, especially among African-American women. Stanford law professor Rick Banks explores the reasons for this in his new book, "Is Marriage for White People?"

And he has a recommendation for black women looking for a mate -- cross the color line and consider men of other races.



Rick Banks, professor of law at Stanford University and author of "Is Marriage for White People?: How the African-American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone"