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04-Sep-2020 22:11

We blend in and do not usually attract a specific person’s ire.”Henna Khawja, 32, and Ryan Hilliard, 33, have been married for five years.

Khawja, a Muslim-Pakistani woman based in Toronto, said both her and her husband’s African-American family were surprised when the two decided they wanted to get married.“On top of the differences in ethnicity, our families also practised different religions, and they lived in different countries,” she said.

This even comes down to what we find attractive — or what society tells us is attractive — and how we relate this to our dating lives.“That’s why we have things like anti-Black racism… Even in the Black community, people will be anti-Black,” she said.

Countless reports have touched on a race hierarchy when it comes to dating.

But for them, religion played a large role in making it work.

About 13 years ago, Hilliard converted to Islam from Christianity after being raised in an African Methodist Episcopal church.

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According to a 2014 report by NPR, data showed that most straight men on the app rated Black women as less attractive compared to other races.

Writer Yassmin Abdel-Magied previously wrote that Black women and women of colour have a place in society’s ‘desirability’ hierarchy.“And that’s, sadly, right at the bottom.

Put simply, Black women — and especially dark-skinned black women without Eurocentric features — are rarely ever seen or depicted as desirable,” she wrote in the Evening Standard.

The 33-year-old, who is of English, Scottish and Armenian descent, said Brandon wasn’t the first person of colour she dated, but all her serious relationships had been with white men.“Brandon was, therefore, the first non-white guy I brought home to meet my family,” she said. However, my grandfather, who has now passed, probably wouldn’t have.” She said that while she does miss her grandfather, the reality is he would not have accepted their relationship.

READ MORE: Living In Colour returns to talk interracial marriage, cosplay, incarceration and employment“However, we have noticed that when we leave the city, we can get glares and even some racist comments thrown our way,” she said. However, the high number of interracial couples make us less remarkable.“Some people walk through life with very rigid beliefs and biases and look for cues and signs that only confirm these beliefs/biases and discard information that would contradict them.



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