“They’d look at us and do this subtle head shake thing.
It always felt like they were trying to say I was betraying my culture and religion by choosing to be with someone outside of it.” She knew that's what they were thinking because that’s how her extended family felt about him - and they'd give her the same disapproving looks.
Frey noted, “as black-white marriages were prohibited in 16 states until 1967.
But while the number of people from black, Asian and mixed-race backgrounds settling down with someone from another group have all risen, white people remain by far the most segregated on the domestic front.
New analysis of census figures shows that the number of people in England and Wales living with or married to someone from another group jumped 35 per cent to 2.3 million in the 10-years up to the last census.
It was formally declared legal in the United States in 1967 when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case Loving v.
Virginia that race-based restrictions on the set of individuals whom an individual is eligible to marry violate the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.
Until the news came out that he’d reportedly proposed to his singer girlfriend. I had my first taste of this racism – because that’s what it is, no matter how subtly or politely it’s disclosed – when I was 18. It was delivered in a jokey way and we laughed it off, but there was always that sense that being with someone of the same race was the "right" thing to do. Seven years on and I still have problems with my current boyfriend, a white New Zealander.