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Is Marriage for White People?, originally published in April 2007

In March of 2006, an article in the Washington Post titled ‘Marriage Is For White People’ questioned the institution of marriage in the African American community and sited several rather disturbing trends.  The title of the article came from a remark made by a 12 year-old African American boy in a classroom discussion about fathering children and marriage.  The child indicated that he wanted to have several children, however, saw not connection between fathering childr