I told my parents about my relationship with my South African/Indian boyfriend and their reaction was disappointing (I am Chinese). It is now 2006, and I really thought my parents were a lot more modern. I was very wrong. From day one my dad has told me not to go for anyone who is not Chinese, and his reasons are racist, purely based on someone's physical appearance. Thank you for this website, which is filled with inspiring stories for me. The battle has only just begun, we have been together for 8 months and I only told my parents about the relationship 2 months ago. My dad has threatened to disown me and doesn't want to see me. I feel like I have not committed any crime? I am in love with someone who doesn't look "right" to them, so they forget that he has a good heart, is a loving person and most of all he makes me happy and makes me laugh. My dad said he cares more about what our relatives will think and say, that he doesn't want to lose face. I really hope that in time he will come around, as I know he is clearly wrong and I have to stand up for what is right. I won't give up! I am determined, and your stories have motivated me and given me inspiration, thank you so much!