Anderson Cooper, in all fairness, may not be the whitest man in America (there’s always Mitt Romney, but in all fairness, Mitt has the spray-on tan going on and dark hair on top), but he’s recently been brave enough to attempt to cover
On a recent episode, Anderson interviews Ralph Richard Banks, author of “Is Marriage for White People?” and (of course) requisite sisters who refuse to date outside their accepted social norms regardless of the facts Mr. Banks states clearly – that marriage rates among black women (regardless of education level or income) are very low, on and on. Anderson, of course, interviews a black manand a white woman (which is the most common form of interracial dating), and then goes back to other sisters who are offended by it.
Poor Mr. Banks, whom I’m starting to feel sorry for (evidently) just sits there, defending the premise of his book and all the angry, resentful illogical comments; while the facts remain the facts and nothing changes.
Personally, I’d love to Mr. Vanilla do a show on black women who love white men and are happily married, calm and mature, whether society at-large approves of them or not.
Here’s the link to Anderson Cooper’s program, which provides a brief preview of the show:
- One More Time: ‘Is Marriage for White People?’ (theroot.com)
- Is Marriage For White People (theratedt.com)
- Book on Interracial Marriage Continues to Confound (interrace.wordpress.com)
- Vibe and Vegas Show: ‘Is Marriage for White People?’ Video (thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com)
- Vibe and Vegas Show: First Canadian Media Interview With Ralph Richard Banks the Author of “Is Marriage for White People?” (thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com)
- Tense Confrontation on Interracial Dating (interrace.wordpress.com)
- Is Interracial Marriage The Solution For Unwed Black Women?! (interrace.wordpress.com)
- Are YOU Against Interracial Dating? (mosmalls.wordpress.com)
- For Profit: Black Women……..A Rant (finneyisms.wordpress.com)
- ‘Is Marriage for White People?’ author: Black men have failed (thegrio.com)
- Should Black Women Date White Men? Um-duh, Hello! (interrace.wordpress.com)
- My Take: IS Marriage for White People? (mymanita.wordpress.com)
- NEWS FROM AMERICA’S WHITEST CABLE NETWORK: Lawrence O’Donnell lectures Herman Cain on how to be b… (pajamasmedia.com)
- Marriage Angst: Are Single People the Cause? (psychologytoday.com)
- Malcom X’s letter from Hajj (desertdiaries.wordpress.com)
- Do Americans unanimously support interracial marriage? (thegrio.com)
- Little Black Girl Lost Series (bookwormbly.wordpress.com)