OMG I’m on Cloud 9 to the 10th power.
In “Swirling,” Christelyn Karazin and Janice Littlejohn perform a vital service. This book is a much needed contribution to our national conversation about race and relationships. It gives black women permission to choose the partner that is right for them, even if he is not African American, and helps women to navigate the often tricky and unexplored terrain of interracial romance. Their insightful discussion is both in your face and disarming. These women are like the big sister who tells you what you need to hear, even if it is not always what you want to hear. Whatever readersâ€™ ambivalence about loving a man who isnâ€™t African American, the underlying message of this book is one with which few can disagree: that the time has come for black women to claim their own power and to make the choices that are best for them.
Ralph Richard Banks is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the author of Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone.
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