Ralph Richard Banks: “What Do Black Women Owe Black Men?”

God, I LOVE this guy…

“We get misty-eyed about love, but what makes a relationship work?”


Nail, meet head. On the other hand, it’s refreshing to see “the black media” comp to the lopsided numbers and stop peeing on our feet and calling it a spring shower.

In other news, I found a picture of Mr. Banks and his family, and it’s oh so lover-ly…


At center, Stanford law professor Ralph Richard Banks with his wife Jennifer Eberhardt, left, and his sons, from right, Ebbie, 13, Harlan, 8, and Everett, 9, at their home in Palo Alto on Thursday, September 1, 2011. Banks, who is African American, wrote the book "Is Marriage For White People?" (LiPo Ching/Mercury News).

THAT is WHY this man has so much credibility to me. He comes from a PLACE OF REAL LOVE AND CONCERN. And I am honored that he read SWIRLING and gave his endorsement. That meant everything. He loves black women and is TRULY LOYAL. Why people (men and women) want to demonize him for simply stating 1 + 1 = 2 speaks to how deep the pathology of denial is.