Is Marriage for White People? : How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/25/2012
  • Publisher: Plume

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A distinguished Stanford law professor examines the steep decline in marriage rates among the African-American middle class, and offers a paradoxical--nearly incendiary--solution.

Author Biography

Ralph Richard Banks is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where he has taught about marriage, race, discrimination, and inequality since 1998. His writings have appeared in academic journals such as the Stanford Law Review and the Yale Law Journal and in popular publications such as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. He lives in Palo Alto.

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