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Northwestern professor wants black women to look for love outside their race

Northwestern professor wants black women to look for love outside their race

Cheryl Judice knew her book would be met with some skepticism.

She wrote it anyway.

“Interracial Relationships Between Black Women and White Men” tells the stories of black women who are dating, married to or divorced from white men. She interviewed 60 women and men about their relationships — the highs, the lows, whether and when race factored into those highs and lows, what led them to date outside their race, how their families received their partners, how they were received by their partners’ families.

It’s an academic approach, but with a clearly stated mission at heart.

“It is my hope,” Judice, a sociology professor at Northwestern University, writes, “that...

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