So a handful of couples joined us to represent Toronto's interracial scene and offer some insight on what struggles still persist almost 50 years after the Loving case.Whenever somebody close to them announces a new relationship, Karol and Jermaine have an immediate first question: "What is he/she?"When you see a Black guy and an Asian girl," Jermaine notes, "it's different.
While South Asians and Chinese represent the two largest visible minority groups in Canada, the National Household Survey shows that they are the least represented in mixed unions.
The survey also suggests that about 85 per cent of Canada's mixed unions involve a person from a visible minority group and a white person, as opposed to two people of colour, a revealing stat that hints at the discrimination between minorities.
That sort of racial hierarchy, passed down from colonial times, is not just in the mindset of parents. Dating site OKCupid has been reporting its users' racial preferences for years.
Those people of colour willing to date outside their race show a strong preference for whites and a troubling disinterest in Blacks and South Asians.
"There's too many shades of brown happening right now for that to be able to continue." JJ and Suzy have been together for almost two decades, married for the bulk of that time.
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