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AT&T Presents: Listen 2 Learn! Ralph Richard Banks

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Stanford Law School Professor Ralph Richard Banks attacks the sensitive topic of why an increasing number African American men marry Caucasian women—and why African American women aren't doing the same. "Every group sort of polices their boundaries—you see it among Jews and Italians and every disadvantaged group—but I think among African American women in particular, there's a sense that black men are struggling so much that black women have a duty to help them through  forming relationships that will help lift them up and bring them along and kind of share their resources with them," he tells African American Conservatives host Marie Stroughter. "And there's a sense that black women—who go to college and get a good job and buy a house and so forth—for them to marry outside the race is to betray black men, to leave them behind."