Apparently if you are one of the many people with a racial "preference" that " preference " is actually racist. There is a new STUDY which explored that and I'm interest in what the community has to say. Especially those mwith "racial preferences" who claim to be not racist
A racial preference doesn't equate to being racist. If you have a racial preference you just happen to be attracted to certain races more so than others but it doesn't mean you wouldn't date outside of that preference. If you're exclusively dating for race then yes that is racist, but there's a difference between a preference in which your options are still kept open vs. exclusivity.
I just had responded to a topic like this in another thread about racial preference and my comment was that racial preference in itself is not wrong, but being racially exclusive is pretty racist
Racial Preference = "I prefer to date Latina/Black women, but just because I prefer them doesn't mean I'll turn down a cute White or Asian girl."
Racial Exclusive (racist) = "I will never ever ever date a White or Asian girl because they are all ugly".
The study that you are referring to is about the racism in gays/bisexuals. After reading through the study, it seems pretty valid. The study did show that there is a correlation between being racially exclusive and having general racist tendencies (such as believing in racial stereotypes). That correlation in itself is pretty rock solid. I don't even think I could argue against it, even if I wanted to.
I don't think you're a racist if you have a preference to the race you date. It's like saying that men who prefer blondes are racist towards brunettes. Personally, it just never happened to me, not because of preference but because I don't know that many people of different race anyway. And race itself isn't such a big hurdle to a relationship, as much as having a different culture, religion and values.
Do you trust these so called "studies?" Got a link to this one?
I'm getting so tired of people accusing others of being racist by having an ethnic preference for the men or women they date. It's only racism if you have bigoted and hateful feelings toward a person based on what they look like.
I suppose. There are some ethnicities that I'm less attracted to than others, and a couple that I'm not attracted to at all. But it's not my fault or anyone's fault to have these preferences as attraction cannot be controlled.
I'm white. I live in a country full of white people. I'm used to only being around white people. Because of that I'm mostly attracted to white people. I'm not saying I can't fall in love with someone of any other race, but I usually find white people more attractive. I don't treat people of other races differently in any way, I don't discriminate against them, I just don't fall in love with them as easily. I'd keep my options open, I don't avoid other races, but it's a fucking preference and there's nothing racist about it.
I think most people who are sexually racist are that way do to exposure. Most of the people I know who have race preferences for relationships come from communities that are heavily racially uniform and rarely indulge in media outside of their culture. Your not gonna find a white girl that loves Kpop but thinks ALL Korean men are ugly. It's all about levels of exposure.
If I am, it's very very mild. I'm honestly not sure if I'm equally attracted to all races, I'd have to line up 100 women from each group and rate and have others rate and see if I'm biased, but... I'm certainly attracted to women of all groups.
I think preferences can be natural, but preferences shouldn't be absolute. Absolute rules sound like they are based on sexist views.
And preferences do matter, when they reinforce the preferences held by others.
I don't have a preference but I do think on average some races are less attractive than others to me. Attractive people exist in every race but select a hundred of each race at random and there will be more attractive people in some races than others.