Miss South Africa has sparked fury after she was pictured handing out food to orphans with HIV while wearing gloves.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, also faced allegations of racism from angry people on social media after the images of the charity event in Johannesburg emerged.
Whether by necessity or choice, our history is marked by the coming together of different groups and races to produce something new: European and Aboriginal, English and French, old stock and immigrant.
Love is not based on race, culture, class or where you were born.
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’.
Some racial groups are more likely to intermarry than others.
Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58% of American Indians, 28% of Asians, 19% of blacks and 7% of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own.
In a society which still barely highlights international, intercultural and interracial couples, we decided to build a platform to foster growth within this community.