So, do you believe people have the right to deny dating [insert race] people because they have a racial prejudice towards that particular group? If so, why? and if not, why not? There's a lot of talk recently about people and their dating preferences, whether or not they are racist. But does that question really matter if people, at the end of the day, have a right to be racist when it comes to selecting their future partner? Is it really the same thing as having racially motivated hiring practises in a buisness environment?
- Yes, everyone should have the right to hold racial preferences in dating which are based on racial prejudices and stereotypes55% (37)72% (51)64% (88)Vote
- No, everyone should not have the right to hold racial preferences in dating which are based on racial prejudices and stereotypes45% (30)28% (20)36% (50)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
Ohhhhhhh look at this question.
I think yes. Though I don't like the way you worded the poll lol But I kinda agree with it.
I mean, yea it's shitty for them to think this way. But can they help it? Not really. And even if they could, I wouldn't want to be with someone who's with me but hates others like me.
This is the difference I think with like American culture an Latino culture. American emphasizes the individual. Whereas Latino culture emphasizes family and community. And this is why if you tell like a white person "you're pretty for a white girl/guy" (though I doubt they often hear this) they probably won't get offended. They'd find it flattering that they were the "special ones" to get chosen when you don't really like the features or characteristics of the whole group.
Now, tell a Latino "you're pretty for a Mexican", I've heard this too much, and you'll see how bothered we typically get. Why? Because you just insulted all my ancestors. My people. Those like me. And I know I don't like racial/ethnic pride, but it's a slap in the face like you're insulting my family.
I digress lol
But I think they should be allowed because even if the reasoning behind it is because they think all Mexicans are rapists or cartel members or whatever, then I'd rather not have someone like that around me.2
Most Helpful Guy
Yes, they have the right.
But, I think, what you're really asking is, is it morally correct? The answer is that racism is by definition immoral, because it is irrational racial discrimination, and irrationality is immoral. The more difficult question is, when is racial discrimination irrational and therefore racism and immoral? Generalizations are not racist, provided that they are true and that one recognizes that they are generalizations not universalizations.
The same argument applies to hiring practices by the way (no one has the 'right' to a job any more than one has the 'right' to sex, regardless how ludicrously irrational the motivation of any rejection might be), with the proviso that contracts must be enforced: for example, if the managers of a business have a contractual obligaton to the owners to hire the best applicants, which any responsible owner would ensure is a contractual obligation, it is a breach of contract and therefore illegal for the managers to engage in racist hiring practices.0