Racism gets in the way of Romance, says new CBC poll – Manitoba – CBC News

Only 50 per cent of people from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta said they would be OK with a romantic relationship with an aboriginal person. That compares with the national average of 63 per cent.Mark Grindey did not let racism get in the way of love when he proposed 38 years ago to Shirley McLean, a member of Pinaymootang First Nation. Falling in love was easy, but getting his family to accept his new wife took effort.“My parents were somewhat guarded. I think stereotypical ideas about the idea of mixed marriages or marrying at that time an Indian,” said Grindey.”So it was a little bit of a struggle for a while until they got to know Shirley.”

 

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