ralph richard banks (& sister sandy)

Ralph Richard Banks (and his sister, Sandy)

*And yes, he did say it with a straight face.

Stanford University professor Ralph Richard Banks has written a book called “Is Marriage for white People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone.”

In a video promoting the book, Banks says “It’s time for black women to give up the good fight on marrying a black man.”

The author says black women have been carrying the burden of many of the black man’s struggles, and this is something that they should break free from.

You can imagine all the hell this raised.

In the video Banks says women think they are attracted to black men; and admits they are, but then talks about how “complicated” the attraction is.

“One of the things that I discovered in the course of writing this book is that there is a whole host of fears and desires and anxieties that animate the black woman’s attraction to black men,” Banks claims.

What, you ask, does that mean?

Your guess is as good as mine. But in an article Banks wrote for the Wall Street Journal he does mention that 70% of black women are married, but are they married to black men, is the question.

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