My husband and I could not get a place to rent because he's black - White woman laments

My husband and I could not get a place to rent because he's black - White woman laments

- Elina Otefe, a Bulgarian, has said that people discriminate against her marriage because her husband is a black man

- Elina said that she does not understand how people could be so judgmental based on how the skin of a person looks

- The Bulgarian woman added that the racism they faced was so deep-seated that they could not get a rented place as an interracial couple

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A Bulgarian woman, Elina Otofe, has lamented the bad effects of racism and how discrimination based on a person’s skin colour is very bad.

She said that the small town of Shumen, Bulgaria, where she was born is very “judgmental when they see something” different like a mixed couple.

Elina said after they had to move to the capital and begin their life anew, but reception was not any different.

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She added that they could not get a place to rent because of the skin colour of her husband, adding that she never understood racism.

A collage of Elina with her husband. Photos source: LinkedIn/Elina Otofe
A collage of Elina with her husband. Photos source: LinkedIn/Elina Otofe
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Elina said she will rather see people in "values, love, kindness, and humanity". She added that she one day hopes people would accept the fact that the human race is the only race.

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Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that n interracial couple who have been together for 16 years and married for nine years have shared their experience with racism.

Corinna Henry took to her LinkedIn page to narrate how people judged and criticised them for being together.

She said people also made inappropriate comments about them and said to them that their relationship was not right because of the colour of their skin.

Corrina, who grew up in Torbay, Devon, England, said their 9th wedding anniversary is in August and that she is pleased that they did not listen to people who were against their relationship.

She wrote on LinkedIn: "I am so pleased we didn't listen to the people who tried to tell us that our relationship wasn't right. We chose instead to follow our hearts.

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"Someday I hope we can live in a world where we won't be judged by the colour of our skin but for our ability to be kind, responsible human beings," she said.

In other news, a Nigerian boy, Anejado Paul was picked off the street by a good Samaritan from the US, Melissa, 19 years ago. The story did not end there. Paul went ahead to succeed and became a medical doctor.

The American lady spoke about how her family met Paul in a village in central Nigeria. She also recalled how her heart broke for the kind of condition he was living in.

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