As a counselor who has interviewed and visited many mixed-race couples, Gardner
is extremely aware that many of the stereotypes of White/Black couples-such as psychological maladjustment, or a way of climbing the social ladder-are of limited accuracy, or dead wrong in most cases.Most interracial marriages are based on the same motive as same race marriages-love.
...REVEREND LEROY GARDNER
is of mixed race descent.His
father was half white and half black.His
mother was the daughter of an African slave and a Native American.He founded the North Central Baptist Church in St. Paul Minnesota in 1957 and served as Pastor for 39 years.
During that period he
counseled and interviewed many mixed race couples.In 1997 he
moved to Carmichael, California, where he
has begun a new church.