A Georgia man was left bloodied and bruised after he was brutally attacked for dating an African-American girl.
The interracial couple were strolling through Ellis Square, a public space in Savannah, shortly before midnight last Friday, when they say three black men began taunting them.
The provocation began as racial slurs, then the scoffers started blowing kisses and suddenly the trio jumped the boyfriend, Andrew Quade - who is white, beating him and leaving him barely conscious.
The violent response to the mixed-race romance has left the couple in shock that such vicious intolerance still exists.
'This shouldn't happen in this day in age. I know we're in the South and all that, but it's time for a change,' the girlfriend, Olufisayo Bakre, told WTOC-TV news.
The couple say they were simply minding their own business as they walked through the Savannah spot, one of the busiest squares in the historic downtown, known for being the epitome of Southern charm.
Then the group targeted the couple.
'One of them was making racial comments at us and one of the them was blowing kisses. It was a very aggravating situation to be in,' Bakre explained.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
White man beaten because he's dating a black woman
At Ellis Square, in Savannah, Georgia a white man was jumped by a group of black men and beat up because his girlfriend, who he was with at the time, is African American.