According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family
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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.
Yale University Press
trials, litigation, divorce, race discrimination, interracial couples, multiracial families, marriage
Civil Rights and Discrimination | Courts | Family Law | Law | Law and Gender | Law and Race | Legal History
Onwuachi-Willig, Angela, "According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family" (2013). Books. 34.