Anyone who's ever been to Jo'Burg on Long Street will have seen various German men dotted around the fringes (why is it always the Germans?

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One problem lies with those who date outside their own race for the of trying to show others how unracist they are.

This is fundamentally racist, because you are using your partner as a fashion statement.

This is certainly not something that has ever happened when I've moved from one white girlfriend to another. Sometimes, people still just appear to feel that whatever our relationship is about it is just wrong for a white and a black to be together. I always wonder what they would say if I asked them why they think it's wrong. Sadly, some other black women also seem to swallow the reductive narratives.

But suddenly, it seemed my partner was just "some other black girl" that I'd got with because... When they discover I have a black partner, they'll suddenly start flirting with me.

Given the numbers of white, black and Asian women there are in America and looking at who white men marry, you can work out how much they like different kinds of women as wives: It is white people who stick most to their own kind, not black women – or even Asian men.

The other reasons have some truth to them, but notice how they never seem to blame white men.

One consequence of greater integration following the end of Apartheid is the increase in numbers of "mixed couples", particularly in the Cape but also in Gauteng and other parts of the country. I found an article from an African-American blogger called Abagond. Both are brief but are significant in that the first concluded simply that white men are (booo! White men with black women are not as common in America as you might expect.

Even though an eighth of American women are black, fewer than one married white man in 400 has a black wife! Compare that to how many have Asian wives: about one in 100 – even though there are way fewer Asian women.

First off, apologies if you've been mislead by the title of this post. People literally stop in their tracks, their jaw falls open and their brain suddenly seems to malfunction. Some days I can make myself ignore it, but sometimes I'm tired, and I just want to be able to hold hands with my partner without feeling people's eyes on us from all sides. Other times I think about telling people that if they're so damn interested by us, we'll let them take a picture for R20.