In a way, yeah. Primarily because Nora had a promising future as a med student and Ralph had mentioned in the past that he was more or less going to use her as the breadwinner. Too bad the dumb fuck couldn't keep it together because of his ego and cheated, basically ruining what was a "sure thing" (I guess).
This might explain why he is so nice to Nora but hates @adezero with a passion.
Nora was literally his golden ticket. She being non-white too.