Ralph Richard Banks

Stanford University

Guest

Professor of Law at Stanford University and author of Is Marriage for White People?: How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone; brother of Los Angeles Times columnist Sandy Banks

Ralph Richard Banks on KCRW

Despite beauty, education and professional accomplishments, black women are the least married group in America. We talk with a black man who has the answer: marry non-black men.

Should More African American Women Marry Outside Their Race?

Despite beauty, education and professional accomplishments, black women are the least married group in America. We talk with a black man who has the answer: marry non-black men.

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Two years ago, 52% of California voters  banned same-sex marriage , a ruling  upheld  by the State Supreme Court.  But yesterday, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that…

Prop 8 and Prop C: States Rights and Political Consequences

Two years ago, 52% of California voters banned same-sex marriage , a ruling upheld by the State Supreme Court.  But yesterday, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that…

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A federal judge has  overturned California's ban  on same sex marriage, passed by 52% of the state's voters two years ago. Supporters have already appealed.

Same-sex Marriage, Healthcare Reform and Immigration

A federal judge has overturned California's ban on same sex marriage, passed by 52% of the state's voters two years ago. Supporters have already appealed.

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