Well, I do believe Professor Banks is off to a great start indeed! One of the baffling questions I wanted answered was, why this title? We obviously can deduce that Prof. Banks could not be suggesting marriage is only for one race, when in fact he is encouraging black women to marry. The answer of how he came up with this title comes to us on page 7….out of the mouth of babes!
In Prof. Banks intro he continues to state how the African American marriage decline affects everyone. One thing I found intriguing is the way he explained that while marriage is on the decline in our race, it is also on the decline in other races as well. This is not just an issue with blacks, but with our society as a whole. Hopefully as we get further into the book Prof. Banks will make clear to us how the nation is affected and how black women can tip the scales with his solution of “marrying out”.
Even in the first 10 pages we see that Prof. Banks has done his homework. He did not haphazardly come to conclusions, but offers several studies and statistics to let us know he is not coming to us on opinion, but on documented truths.
Did you know that black women are the most unmarried group in our nation? Can you look around your circle of friends and family and see this for yourselves?
I hope you all are enjoying the book as much as I and I look forward to hearing from you IYBC.