(Especially if it could better my relationship.) As soon as he met her, he took out a bottle of his finest scotch and three cigars and we celebrated the fact that I ended up with a smart, scotch-drinking, cigar-smoking and beautiful girl that looked like Vanity circa 1982. I had seen this girl eye-balling me from across the room since the moment I walked in.However, I forgot about her after watching all the guys eye-balling Sabrina and watching them shake their heads when they saw a white guy like me was her date.” she said pointing at the table I was sitting at trying hard not to stifle a laugh.“Actually I’m here with my GIRLFRIEND and my FATHER.” I angrily replied.“Oh! But he’s black.”“Gee, I hadn’t noticed that.” I replied.“So, he’s your mother’s boyfriend or something? This racist exchange was her sick version of foreplay.“Nothing is my problem.” she said this as she ran her fingers along my arm. Such a great looking guy like you being turned off by someone you could truly be compatible with.” she asked.“He’s been my father since I was a baby.” I could feel my face turning red with anger.“Wow. A black guy actually committing to raising a white child. I’m just a firm believer that if a person was meant to mate with someone of another race, they would have been born that other race, why do you think there are two sexes per race ?Have another drink, “Penny Lane” and get the f*ck out of my face.”Before I could turn around, there was Sabrina holding one of the “Teddy Pendergrass-inspired cocktails” in her hand and she threw it the racist blonde’s face. We of course were kicked out and Sabrina and I never felt worse.While we were walking to the nearest cab, my father burst out laughing.You come up to me wearing your Lulu Lemon sweats in a classy bar and have the audacity to think that we could make a connection by suggesting I would rather be at a punk and rock bar because I’m white?
I went on a double date with my female Jewish friend. Obviously we're not subjected to online abuse from gossip sites (being that we're not in any Hollywood film franchises, or performing at Glastonbury).
I scanned the room and at that time, I was the only white guy in sight.
Figures.“Teddy Pendergrass.”“Oh, I’ve never heard of that.” she replied.“That’s a shocker.” I muttered under my breath.“So are you here with your friend and her father , I presume? At that point, I could only say what I was thinking in the nicest way possible.“I’m sorry, but what the f*ck is your problem? The sick thing was I could see she was getting turned on.
Until the news came out that he’d reportedly proposed to his singer girlfriend. I had my first taste of this racism – because that’s what it is, no matter how subtly or politely it’s disclosed – when I was 18. It was delivered in a jokey way and we laughed it off, but there was always that sense that being with someone of the same race was the "right" thing to do. Seven years on and I still have problems with my current boyfriend, a white New Zealander.
She recently told Sunday Times Magazine that when her relationship with Pattinson became public, she started receiving abuse. Legions of Twilight fans would send her racist messages, calling her “monkey” – and they’re still going. It’s depressing that, in 2015, people can still have a problem with interracial couples. It’s something I’ve experienced personally as a British Indian.