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Banks, Ralph Richard
Is marriage for white people? : how the African American marriage decline affects everyone / Ralph Richard Banks
Alternate Title How the African American marriage decline affects everyone
New York, N.Y. : Dutton, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ536 .B3225 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Marriage -- United States
African Americans -- Marriage
African American families
Interracial marriage -- United States
Physical Description viii, 289 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-244) and index
Contents The marriage decline -- What has become of marriage? -- The man shortage -- The market -- What about the children? -- Power wives -- Mixed marriages -- Beyond race? -- Desire -- Fear -- Saving black marriage
Summary Examines a sharp decline in marriage rates among the African-American middle class while analyzing probable causes, tracing the rise of educated and independent black women and evaluating the potential of interracial marriages

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