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Washington, DC: Professor Rick Banks Book Discussion with Black Alumni Association


February 24, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Room Offsite

Explore the lives of the Black middle class with a Stanford Professor of Law.

The Stanford Black Alumni Association-Washington DC invites you to join Rick Banks, '87, MA '87, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, in a discussion on his book, Is Marriage for White People?, featured in The Wall Street Journal, on CNN, and Essence magazine.

Cost is $10 per person and includes light refreshments; RSVP is required to Lillian Bowie, '04, MA '04, at

During the past half century, marriage has declined throughout American society. Among those who do marry, the wife is more likely than ever to outearn or be better educated than her husband. Why have these changes occurred? How have they shaped intimate relationships? Is Marriage for White People? answers these questions through an exploration of the lives of the Black middle class. African Americans are the most unmarried group of people in our nation.  We hope that you will join us for an engaging discussion.  Bring a copy of the book for personalization.