He was horrified that I could contemplate marrying a black man, and I soon learned that most people felt the same way.
The first years of our marriage living in Birmingham were hell — I cried every day, and barely ate.
The best example of this is the Indian subcontinent.
While not without its own set of cultural issues, it has a long and significant history of interethnic marriages dating back to ancient times.
In general, our societies have made a significant progress in terms of mixed marriages.