Ralph Richard Banks

Ralph Richard Banks (born December 11, 1964) is a professor at Stanford Law School, where he has taught since 1998. He also teaches at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. His scholarship focuses on race, inequality and the law. He published the book Is Marriage for White People?: How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone in 2011.

Ralph Richard Banks grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from high school in 1983. He then enrolled at Stanford University, where he received both bachelor's and master's degrees in 1987. He received his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1994.

After graduating from Stanford, Banks wrote regularly about race, culture, and inequality for a wide array of newspapers, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Denver Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others.

Ralph Richard Banks

Born
Ralph Richard Banks, 1964-12-11) December 11, 1964 (age 54), Cleveland, Ohio
 
Residence
San Francisco Bay Area, California
 
Nationality
American
 
Education
Stanford University, Harvard Law School
 
Occupation
Law professor, Author
 
Spouse(s)
Jennifer Eberhardt