Attitudes toward interracial dating
I was paying at the till and he basically said to me outright ‘Why are you with a black man?
He refused to serve the couple food from his stall, because he didn’t approve of them being together.In any relationship, most people think an important factor is approval of the people they care most about in their life; their friends and family.Spencer spoke of the fact his friends and family were very accepting of his relationship but sparked a few concerns.In comparison to the US where interracial marriage was only legalised in 1967, there is definitely scope to argue Britain as a whole is a more liberal country when it comes to this subject.
Despite this, there have been examples of a mixed ethnicity celebrity couple coming up against racism when revealing their relationship into the public domain.
When the couple met in their late teens, life was quite different to how it was now; being in an interracial relationship was accepted in the multicultural area they grew up in, but not necessarily by everyone. We were both in relationships with other people but there was an underlying attraction. “Spencer drove past my bus stop one day and he picked me up and dropped me to work.