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

Angela Onwuachi-Willig


This book looks at what it means to be a multiracial couple in the United States today. It 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. The book examines this issue by drawing from a variety of sources, including personal experiences. It 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 ... More

Keywords: race, society, interracial marriage, housing law, family law, employment law, multiracial couples, status, workplace

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300166828
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300166828.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, author