This work examines the ultimate question of mutual acceptance of African and Anglo-Americans in intimate family relationships. The author focuses on marriage as the fulcrum of freedom of choice and equal status for rival race, religious, and ethnic groups. In his words, "The case for black-white unions is fundamentally the case for America, an America rid of its evil past of racism, which strides forward with black and white fully accepting one another."Through a careful review of the historical data and the attitudes of liberals, social scientists, and established religion, the author discusses the problems of "passing," the children of black-and-white marriages, and the folklore concepts of black-white marriage. This is a reprint of the 1970 Beacon Press edition.