Penguin Group

Author Ralph Richard Banks examines the decline of marriage in the black community and its effects on race relations, education and socioeconomic status in Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone. Banks sifts through plenty of research and his own accusations against the status of marriage within the black community to paint a disappointing picture of unmarried mothers, single-parent families and the instability of the black middle class. 

Is Marriage for White People? is a contentious book, rife with sobering opinions and eye-opening statistics. The book comes out Sept. 1. 

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