- An interracial couple has shared their experience with people since they have been together
- A white woman, Corinna Henry, who is married to a black man, says people also made inappropriate comments about them
- She says people judged and criticised them for being together
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An interracial couple who have been together for 16 years and married for nine years have shared their experience with racism.
Corinna Henry took to her LinkedIn page to tell how people judged and criticised them for being together.
She said people made inappropriate comments about them and said to them that their relationship was not right because of the colour of their skin.
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Briefly.co.za learned that Corrina, who grew up Torbay, Devon, England, said their 9th wedding anniversary is in August and that she is pleased that they did not listen to people who were against their relationship.
She wrote on LinkedIn:
"I am so pleased we didn't listen to the people who tried to tell us that our relationship wasn't right. We chose instead to follow our hearts.
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"Some day I hope we can live in a world where we won't be judged by the colour of our skin but for our ability to be kind, responsible human beings."
Meanwhile, an interracial couple shared their experience living in Russia.
The couple, a Nigerian man and a Russian woman, talked about their experience in an interview where they were asked about how people reacted to their relationship.
The Nigerian man said when people saw them together they stared at them strangely.
He noted that some people made side comments and others smiled at them. He added that sometimes people who travelled did not seem surprised about them.
The man noted that he believed that people always stared at them because it was not common for people in Russia to see interracial couples.
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