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According to Our Hearts

Rhinelander V. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family
by Angela Onwuachi-Willig
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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 344 pp.
Size: 7.00 x 10.00 inches

ISBN: 9780300166828
TB Code: 2004631
Availability: 41 in stock

This landmark book looks at what it means to be a multiracial couple in the United States today. According to Our Hearts begins with a look back at a 1925 case in which a two-month marriage ends with a man suing his wife for misrepresentation of her race, and shows how our society has yet to come to terms with interracial marriage. Angela Onwuachi-Willig examines the issue by drawing from a variety of sources, including her own experiences. She argues that housing law, family law, and employment law fail, in important ways, to protect multiracial couples. In a society in which marriage is used to give, withhold, and take away status—in the workplace and elsewhere—she says interracial couples are at a disadvantage, which is only exacerbated by current law.