Book “Is Marriage For White People?” Suggests Interracial Marriage

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A controversial new book titled “Is Marriage For White People?” suggests that interracial marriage may be a solution for middle-class African-American women who can’t find a “suitable” Black husband.

Ralph Richard Banks, a professor at Stanford University who is African-American, addresses the issue of declining marriage rates among African-Americans, and questions why Black women are so loyal to Black men.

TheDailyBeast.com reports:

“Part of the answer lies in the gender imbalance within the black community — where two African American women graduate from college for every one African American male. Despite this imbalance, there is still enormous social pressure on black women to only marry black men — to “sustain” the race and build strong black families. And this means marrying black men even if they are less educated or earn less money. In short, no matter the personal cost, black woman are encourage to marry “down” before they marry “out,” Banks said.


Read more at TheDailyBeast.com

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