In her Chicago Sun-Times column, Mary Mitchell writes about Ralph Richard Banks, a black Stanford Law professor who advises black women who are still waiting for Mr. Right to marry outside of their race, not down.

That's radical.

For the longest time, relationship experts have told black women — the least likely group to make it to the altar — that they are being too picky.


Not so, says Banks, the author of Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone.

His provocative book upends the conventional wisdom on black relationships by suggesting that successful black women stop dusting off brothers, and start stepping across racial lines to find desirable spouses.

Banks makes the case that accomplished black women have more in common with white men than they have with black men who have a limited education.

Read Mary Mitchell's entire column at the Chicago Sun-Times.