Interracial marriages now more common, but not without issues
June 13, 2021 / 9:10 AM / CBS News
Whenever family launched Carlos Brock to Tonya Bohannon in 1996, both only realized.
“Oh, man, it was simply one thing about the girl,” mentioned Carlos. “The ambiance that she defer, I imagined, That’s who I wanna marry!”
Tonya mentioned, “he had been sincere nice, he was simply different than anyone I’d outdated earlier. He had been merely very genuine and kind.”
Correspondent Rita Braver questioned, “whenever your mothers knew that you were seriously interested in individuals from a different competition, that which was their reaction?”
“My personal mummy was, she was cool with-it,” mentioned Carlos. “But there some however now do not take they. But do not care and attention.”
“Sorry, I nevertheless become emotional,” mentioned Tonya. “this has been several years.”
“whom gave your a hard time about it?”
“Really don’t wanna state, it was actually individuals extremely near myself that essentially disowned myself.”
The Brocks married in 2000, through its girl, Lexi, in marriage party. “It actually was more or less are happy with each other,” Carlos mentioned.
Carlos and Tonya with the girl, Lexi. CBS Development
But right now, Tonya, who’s a mail service, and Carlos, who owns a snacks truck, state there are places in their home town of rural Toccoa, Georgia, in which they are aware they are not welcome; and individuals, even supposed family, who is able to render unsettling reviews:
“men usually think it important to point out that they aren’t racist, you know, to all of us!” Tonya chuckled. “And that they do not train kids to see color or nothing.