Last month, Statistics Canada released its latest numbers on couples who cross racial or ethnic lines, revealing surprising and continued growth.
We currently do not offer the online dating site anymore.
But, of course, as the Love Crosses Borders community we will continue to try to provide support to people from all over the world seeking international friendships and interracial love.
One user on Twitter wrote: ‘Someone balance me real quick. I really feel that my intentions were completely misunderstood.‘To me, the moral of the story today is that 300 kids got a proper, warm lunch and they got that with or without gloves, so I am a bit sad my intentions were taken completely wrong and I can only apologise if I offended anybody.’Her explanation only prompted more mocking on social media, with the hashtag #Miss SAchallenge used by many Twitter users who fashioned gloves to carry out everyday tasks.
One Twitter user photographed themselves wearing latex gloves while using a keyboard, with the message ‘hygiene 1st’ while another put plastic sweet wrappers over their fingers while reading a textbook, quipping ‘studying can be hard when you have to consider hygiene’.
In 2013, a record-high 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data.
(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, which we covered in an earlier report on intermarriage.) Looking beyond newlyweds, 6.3% of all marriages were between spouses of different races in 2013, up from less than 1% in 1970.
As such, we’re setting the global standard for multicultural acceptance and integration.
According to the most recent National Household Survey, there were more than 360,000 mixed-race couples, either married or common-law, in Canada in 2011.
In a society which still barely highlights international, intercultural and interracial couples, we decided to build a platform to foster growth within this community.
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But Miss Nel-Peters, who is mixed race, strongly denied these claims and said she wore the gloves for hygiene reasons because she was ‘handling food’.