Ralph Richard Banks is an ignorant and incompetent moron. I dont give a damned what college he teaches at and what his so-called credentials are. I will let you read this exerpt from the U.K.’s Daily Mail:
Black women are surging ahead of black men both socially and economically, leading to a ‘relationship crisis’, says a professor of family law.
According to Ralph Richard Banks, as black men fall behind in education and income, they become less compatible with women of the same race, leading to black females becoming the ‘most unmarried’ group in American society.
In his book Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone, Banks says the most obvious solution is for black women to marry outside their race.
Banks cites figures claiming around one in ten black men in their early thirties are in prison and that two black women graduate from college for every black man, elevating the women into the middle classes, while the men remain in the lower classes.
As a result, says Banks, many black women ‘marry down’, with the result that two out of every three black marriages failing, around twice the rate of white marriages, The Economist reported.
The Stanford professor claims due to this ‘man shortage’ black women are half as likely as white women to be married and three times as likely never to marry.
In an interview with Nightline, Banks claimed sixty years ago black marriages and families were ‘as stable as white families’ and that the decline comes as ‘black women have moved ahead, black men have fallen behind’.
Terming the phenomena as a ‘social catastrophe’ for black men, he added: ‘Imprisonment numbers, unemployment numbers, under-performance academically, these are crisis not just for African-Americans, but for the nation.
‘Many women would do well to expand their options in the same way people of other races have, and look beyond black men in their search for a partner.
‘Black women are the most segregated group in our society when it comes to relationships.’
So this guy’s solutions to the problem that Black women are facing with Black men is to abandon Black men and date outside of the race?!
As a successful and intelligent self-made Black man, I find his deduction repugnant and admonishable. He should be tarred, feathered, and RAN OFF CAMPUS. The Black family should be preserved and nurtured, not polluted by these retarded injunctions!