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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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

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ISBN13: 9780300166828
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Yale University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £22.50

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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.