Mixed racial dating
'We had words scratched into every panel of every car - very offensive, derogatory, racist terminology.'Dawn continued: 'That took me more by surprise because it's everywhere and only when you're married to a black man do you think, "Oh hang on, that guy just said that and thought it was OK to say."'It's not the first time Dawn has spoke out of the treatment she and Henry received during their long-term marriage, as she revealed the ex-couple nearly had their house burnt down.
" I fell in love with a man and he happened to be black and we adopted a mixed-race daughter.
I only realised it was an issue when there was hatred from utter t***s.'I had to attend to it when people tried to burn our house down and left s**t on the door.
He has gone on to front his own show The Lenny Henry Show and works closely with the BBC for Comic Relief.
Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.
'When it comes to racial diversity that means looking at who commissions and makes the programmes.' Campaigning: More recently, in August of this year, he had urged Ofcom to impose diversity targets with the BBC, whom he has worked closely with over the years, following the publication of its annual top earners in July showing racial disparities His comments came after Ofcom did not force the BBC to increase its racial diversity within the workplace.
But although that was hugely disappointing and shocking, you have to get past it.' Dawn explained that somebody had put an 'oily rag' through the front door of the house she shared with Henry in an attempt to set fire to it.
She said: 'I never thought, "Oh, look at me in a mixed-race relationship!It revealed the broadcaster's 10 highest-paid stars that came from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background collectively earned the same amount as TV presenter Chris Evans in 2016.Raising awareness: Throughout his career in the TV industry, Henry has openly discussed his experience of racism and has been campaigning for increased racial diversity to be seen on screen in recent years Accusing the BBC of missing its own targets for racial diversity, Henry penned in a piece for The Guardian: 'There are definitely more people of colour on our television screens, and more women in high-profile positions.The figures for "white" refer to those whites who are not of Hispanic ethnicity.For purposes of defining interracial marriages, Hispanic is counted as a race by many in the demographic field.Reflecting on the shocking actions they were forced to endure, Dawn said: 'It got pretty bad on some occasions, I mean there's the big, open, ignorant, cowardly attacks that are things like excrement on your door.''We had that,' she revealed.