According to the 2006 U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, 45 percent of African-American women have never been married, compared with 23 percent of white women.
In his controversial new book, "Is Marriage for White People?", Stanford Law Professor Ralph Richard Banks argues that the declining rate of marriage among blacks over the past 50 years largely boils down to a simple problem of supply and demand. Banks suggest that African-American women should look outside of their race to find men to marry.
Banks joins Carol Costello on American Morning today to explain the conclusions he presents in his book and to discuss marriage in the African-American community.
After 25 years married, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced they have separated. The pair says they are living apart to determine the future of their relationship.
Why would a couple married a long time decide to break up?
Clinical psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere explains on "American Morning" why couples would choose to end a long-term marriage.