Woman Horrified After Racist Date Told Her She Didn't 'Smell Like Black People' | 22 Words

A woman was left disgusted after a racist date told her she didn't "smell like Black people."

And it's safe to say, people are appalled by the comment...

It's 2021, and racism is sadly still rife across our country.

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For centuries now, people have been hatefully discriminated against because of the color of their skin, and shockingly, it is still happening today.

Admittedly, we have come a long way in the fight against this prejudice...

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More people than ever before are fighting for equality for all races and ethnicities... But that doesn't mean that racism isn't still happening.

The most recent example of blatant racism comes from a date trying to pay a "compliment"...

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A woman was left "scared" and appalled after her racist date told her she "didn't smell like Black people."

And after sharing the story on TikTok, it's safe to say, people are disgusted...

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Zaina Nawanga had been set up with her friend's friend for a date in Glasgow.

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The pair had been out for dinner and while travelling home her date said he "really liked her."

But that's when the situation turned...

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Speaking to the Daily Record, Nawanga said: "I had travelled down by train to Glasgow for our second date.

"We had gone to dinner then he was going to drive me home, that's when he told me he really liked me."

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"When I asked why he liked me, he said 'because Black people tend to have a certain smell, but you don't'," she continued.

Nawanga explained that the comment took her by surprise.

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"It was disgusting. I felt scared and didn't really know what to do or say. He really thought he was paying me a compliment. What does that even mean?"

"I can be quite hot-headed when it comes to racism, but in the moment I just froze."

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"I asked to get out of the car at Glasgow Central. He kept asking me 'what did I do?' as if he didn't realise he had just been so blatantly racist."

And sadly, this isn't her only experience of racism.

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While Nawanga doesn't believe that Scotland is an overtly racist nation, she explained that she's experienced situations where people have paid her compliments that she believes is casual racism.

"Before I met my current boyfriend I was seeing a guy and his mum kept telling me she would 'love caramel grandchildren'," she explained.

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"Sometimes people think they are being complimentary to me but they don't stop to consider if what they are about to say is racist. I actually think a lot of the time people don't mean to be horrible."

You can watch the video here.

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