What would you say the difference between having a racial preference is vs having a racial 'fetish' is? Do you think either is acceptable?
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Racial preference is most definitely acceptable, racial fetishism definitely isn't though.
In my opinion with racial preference, you're not automatically going to like someone based on their race, however in general you find yourself being attracted to people of a certain race more so than other races. It could be because of the common aesthetic traits that are associated with the majority of people within that race for example.
Racial fetishism is based on ignorance and stereotyping in order to make assumptions about people within a certain race and therefore seeing them as more desirable or easier to get. It's often much stronger than a preference in that someone with a fetish for a certain race will go out explicitly to find a partner of a certain race, whereas someone with a preference is just going to let whatever happens happen. Fetishes often tend to me more sexual as well.