But he's not.""White men are scary," came Karabo's reply.
They're even teaching their two children North Sotho as their first language.
The girl asks the boy for a ride home in his truck. Some such couples are called "Top Decks," after a candy bar that's both white and milk chocolate.
"That's an insult," says Frans Cronje, a researcher at the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.
In South Africa, it's typically reversed: white men marrying black women.
To the extent that economics plays into marriage, the widespread poverty among South Africa's black men "may be compelling black women to seek financial security from privileged - or white - groups," says Yaw Amoateng, a researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council in Cape Town.