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

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Yale University Press, Jun 25, 2013 - Social Science - 325 pages
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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.

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART ONE
23
PART TWO
119
Afterword
269
Notes
281
Index
317
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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.

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