I've noticed on sites like okcupid, there's questions like "Would you strongly prefer to date someone of your own skin color / racial background?" and "If you were going to have a child, would you want the other parent to be of the same ethnicity as you?". Literally 80% of white women answer "Yes" to both of these questions. I've also read some studies that said white women only prefer white men most of the time, and rate other races lower. How is this blatant racism happening in 2015? and the worst part, the people who do these studies are saying that racial biases are only getting worse, that every year people are self segregating by race when it comes to love. I often hear people use excuses like "Oh it's just their preference, it's their bodies, their choice". No, these women are just being racist, plain and simple.
Most Helpful Girl
Hate to break it to you but we are all selfish creatures that want the best for ourselves. It's not racism when it comes to wanting a partner you find hella attractive in your opinion. Most people seem to want someone that share common ground with themselves. Often race will play in that common ground. Of course not everyone is like that. It's refreshing to see but less common. The good thing is everyone's tastes is different so there is someone out there for everyone. I honestly don't believe any race is 'better,' people are people. There are good looking and ugly people of every race. I just tend to find my own race more attractive. Of course there are exceptions but it doesn't happen often. Talking to people it seems that way for most people.0
Most Helpful Guy
I'm going to play the devil's advocate a bit here, but please know that I also find what you posted to be very disheartening
in college I dated a girl of Spanish/Italian descent. I'm an African-American. about 3 months into the relationship her mother and I were having a conversation. she said (and i'll try to paraphrase) 'I hope you don't hear this as racism; however I do wish Jen would date a white person. It's not because I don't like you or black people. It's just that I know how hard it is raising a black child or biracial child. I fear what your life and my potential grandchild's life might be like.'
now I don't think all or even most of those people's profiles have those preferences for that same reason, but it was something I hadn't considered ever. That for progressive tolerant white people (or any race for that matter) they can sort of be against interracial dating because of the potential for trouble and hardship in their family. It's obviously not a reason not to date interracially and really only serves to not progress society if we choose not date between races for that reason... but it was something I'd never considered, and it was a sad reality0