Academic Writings


Ralph Richard Banks, Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone, New York: Dutton, 2011 (forthcoming).

Ralph Richard Banks, The Multiethnic Placement Act and the Troubling Persistence of Race Matching, 38 Capital University Law Review 271 (2009).

Ralph Richard Banks, Why Do So Many People Oppose Same-Sex Marriage?, 5 Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties 409 (2009).

Ralph Richard Banks and Richard Thompson Ford, (How) Does Unconscious Bias Matter? Law, Politics, and Racial Inequality, 58 Emory Law Journal 1053 (2009). [External link]

Ralph Richard Banks, Beyond Colorblindness: Neo-Racialism and the Future of Race and Law Scholarship, 25 Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal 41 (Spring 2009) [External link].

R. Richard Banks, Beyond Common-sense Understandings of Sex and Race Discrimination, in Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom, Eugene Borgida and Susan T. Fiske, eds., Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, July 2008.

R. Richard Banks, Jennifer L. Eberhardt, and Lee Ross, Race, Crime, and Antidiscrimination, in Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom, Eugene Borgida and Susan t. Fiske, eds, Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, July 2008.

R. Richard Banks, The Aftermath of Loving v. Virginia: Sex Asymmetry in African American Intermarriage, 2007 Wisconsin Law Review 533 (2007).

R. Richard Banks, Jennifer L. Eberhardt and Lee Ross, Discrimination and Implicit Bias in a Racially Unequal Society (Symposium on Behavioral Realism), 94 California Law Review 1169 (2006).

R. Richard Banks and Su Jin Gatlin, African American Intimacy: The Racial Gap in Marriage (Symposium: Going Back to Class? The Reemergence of Class in Critical Race Theory), 11 Michigan Journal of Race & Law 115 (2005).

R. Richard Banks, Pamela S. Karlan, William S. Koski and Jack Greenberg, Brown v. Board of Education: 50 Years Later [Panel discussion], 38 Stanford Lawyer 20-25 (Spring 2004).

R. Richard Banks, The Story of Brown v. City of Oneonta: The Uncertain Meaning of Racially Discriminatory Policing Under the Equal Protection Clause, Stanford Law School Research Paper No. 81 (January 2004). 21 pages.

R. Richard Banks, Racial Profiling and Antiterrorism Efforts, 89 Cornell Law Review 1201-1217 (2004) [External link].

R. Richard Banks, Beyond Profiling: Race, Policing, and the Drug War, 56 Stanford Law Review 571-603 (December 2003).

R. Richard Banks, Benign-Invidious Asymmetry in Equal Protection Analysis, 31 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 573-586 (2003) [External link].

R. Richard Banks, Intimacy and Racial Equality: The Limits of Antidiscrimination. (Book Review: Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption, by Randall Kennedy), 38 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 455-477 (Summer 2003) [External link].

R. Richard Banks, Race-Based Suspect Selection and Colorblind Equal Protection Doctrine and Discourse, 48 UCLA Law Review 1075-1124 (2001).

R. Richard Banks, Meritocratic Values and Racial Outcomes: Defending Class-Based College Admissions, 79 North Carolina Law Review 1029-1071 (May 2001).

R. Richard Banks, Introduction (Symposium: Border People and Antidiscrimination Law), 17 Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal 23-32 (2001).

R. Richard Banks, A Response to Elizabeth Bartholet, 107 Yale Law Journal 2357-2358 (1998).

R. Richard Banks and Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Social Psychological Processes and the Legal Bases of Racial Categorization, in, Confronting Racism: The Problem and the Response. Jennifer L. Eberhardt and Susan T. Fiske, editors. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998. p. 54-75.

R. Richard Banks, The Color of Desire: Fulfilling Adoptive Parents’ Racial Preferences Through Discriminatory State Action, 107 Yale Law Journal 875-964 (1998).

R. Richard Banks, The Political Economy of Racial Discourse. (Book Review: Racial Healing: Confronting the Fear Between Blacks and Whites, by Harlon L. Dalton), 9 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 217-144 (1997).

R. Richard Banks, ‘Nondiscriminatory’ Perpetuation of Racial Subordination. (Book Review: Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality by Melvin Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro), 76 Boston University Law Review 669-701 (1996).

R. Richard Banks, Toward an Understanding of Black Identity. (Book Review: Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity, and the Ambivalance of Assimilation, by Gerald Early), 11 Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal 215-220 (1994).