Selecting love: Interracial partners talk white privilege and ‘colour blindness’

Selecting love: Interracial partners talk white privilege and ‘colour blindness’

Selecting love: Interracial partners talk white privilege and ‘colour blindness’

Weekend Breakfast host Sara-Jayne King chats to two interracial partners about their individual experiences.

Peter Phillip and Veronika Komarkova came across in Cape Town after matching for a dating application.

Peter, whom identifies as black colored, came to be in Malawi and Veronika, whom identifies as white, came to be when you look at the Czech Republic. They have both remained in number of various nations in their life.

Nicola Bruns and Bryan Bergsteedt came across while their studies at Stellenbosh University. They’ve been together for six years and they are engaged to be hitched.

Nicola, whom identifies as white, was raised in Paarl and Bryan, whom identifies as colored, spent my youth in Johannesburg.

The two partners open about how precisely identity and race have actually shaped their relationships and exactly how they are addressed by friends, household, and strangers. (pay attention to the discussion that is full the sound at the end)

The way they felt about interracial relationship if they first came across:

Regrettably, just how our life had been arranged, that you don’t think you are going to get love from the extremely exact same competition that often treats you really poorly when you are off to town for the night. It absolutely was never ever an option whenever Nicola started taking a look at me personally a particular method.

Bryan Bergsteedt

I must say I fancied this person but [ I was thinking to myself], ‘What are my buddies likely to state?’. Read more about Selecting love: Interracial partners talk white privilege and ‘colour blindness’