“I’ve had people say you’re a great guy, perfect for my sister but you’re black. And I feel like… woah.”
For Kha’llum Shabbaz, his race has caused issues dating as a Muslim in the UK.
“On one side when it comes to religion, you’re Muslim but black. But on the other side, when it comes to culture, you’re black or you’re Muslim. So where do you win?” the 28-year-old tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.
October is Black History Month, and he feels black Muslims can be forgotten in events and celebrations.