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Reviews the book, Black Men in Interracial Relationships: What's Love Got to Do With It? by Kellina M. Craig-Henderson (see record 2006-08927-000). In 1970, 1.5 percent of Black men were married interracially, compared with 0.8 percent of Black women-in 2000, 9.7 percent of Black men were in interracial marriages, compared with 4.1 percent of Black women, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau (2000). In this book, Kellina M. Craig-Henderson discusses a very emotional topic when presenting issues concerning love and marriage, especially when it is across racial borders. She acknowledges that conversations about the way that race and sex affect us are not only emotionally charged but also provocative. The focus of this book is on Black men in interracial relationships, primarily with White women. She acknowledges that this defies definition and occasionally mixes facts and emotion. Her book is very well-organized but a bit confusing in parts. The author presents very emotional material, and if the reader can get through the first two chapters, a very good presentation is made. Sometimes the tone of the writing is very angry and hostile toward Black men who date and marry interracially. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)

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