According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander V. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family

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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$54.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
June 25, 2013
Pages
344
Dimensions
6.37 X 0.99 X 9.51 inches | 1.36 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300166828
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About the Author

Angela Onwuachi-Willig is the Charles M. and Marion J. Kierscht Professor of Law at the University of Iowa. Her articles have appeared in many prestigious law journals and she has been a nominee for the Iowa Supreme Court. She lives in Grinnell, IA.