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

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

Sunday Breakfast host Sara-Jayne King chats to two interracial partners about their experiences that are personal.

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

Peter, whom identifies as black colored, was created in Malawi and Veronika, whom identifies as white, was created within the Czech Republic. They usually have both stayed in number of various nations in their lives.

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

Nicola, whom identifies as white, was raised in Paarl and Bryan, who identifies as colored, was raised in Johannesburg.

The two partners open about how exactly competition and identification have actually shaped their relationships and just how they are addressed by buddies, family members, and strangers. (tune in to the discussion that is full the audio at the end)

They first met how they felt about interracial dating when:

Unfortuitously, just how our everyday lives had been arranged, that you do not think you are going to get love through the really exact same competition that often treats you really poorly when you’re off to town for the evening. It had been never ever an option whenever Nicola began taking a look at me personally a way that is certain.

Bryan Bergsteedt

I truly fancied this person but [ I was thinking to myself], ‚What are my buddies planning to state?‘.