He was going to college and he had started working with a reader. She was very attractive to him, and he started seeing her. Then, somebody told him that she was black, and he broke it off. He broke off the relationship. He justiﬁed it by saying that it would not have worked, in the South, for a white man to be involved with a black woman.
Image source and article: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/09/29/226833165/studying-how-the-blind-perceive-race