About 75 year ago, my then approximately 8-year old grandfather slammed the door shut when he saw a black man in front of him, who was trying to sell nuts to people in the neighbourhood.
In my Google search, I have chosen to search the terms ‘normal couple’, ‘couple’, ‘black couple’, and ‘white couple’ in Google Images. By searching: Google suggests that ‘normal couples’ and ‘white couples’ are the same kind of couples, as both of these searches only result in images of white couples.
This implies that white couples are perceived as the ‘norm’.
The existence of the internet gives us access to various attitudes towards other races, cultures and ‘mixed’ couples.
Through ethnographic research, this paper provides a description of how online interracial dating communities function in the 21st century.