Is race a factor when choosing a partner? If you are attracted to someone outside of your race, would you not date them because of that? Is it what society thinks or just your own personal preference?
I'm biracial and growing up, I found that though I was attracted to an assortment of men, there were a few I knew thought I was attractive, but never approached me. Not sure if my race was a reason, but I did speculate that it was.
I'm sure this generation is a bit more colorblind than mine, but it would be interesting to know for sure.
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I've date outside of my caucasian pigmentation and my experiences have taught me this. It's never a problem with the 2 people in the relationship. It's always the people that surround them that bring the difficulties. Depending on where you live, this can be more extreme or less. Race can be viewed from an Anthropological perspective as outside perception and inside. It's how you view yourself and how others view you. This is a long standing debate within academia as to the most definable use for the term "race". I personally am willing to date, marry, love, and devote myself to anyone who is willing to do the same. If they are willing to put for the effort and overcome the challenges that go along with any union, than they deserve nothing less from me. Racism is really a mixture of underlying social issues. What makes this even worse, is that we have people in this country that use racism to serve both their own personal agenda's and they also market racism to us. It's the old divide and conquer formula that has kept us unorganized, separated, and under the control of the status quo. Racism sells music, tv, magazine, and votes. That is the real bigotry here. It's one thing to feel genetically superior, it's another thing to capitalize on a populations fear, ignorance, and pre-disposition. Eliminate a lot of these actions, and we as a collective are on a very good start to our long overdue evolution beyond racist behaviors. So no, race is not a factor for me in choosing a partner. A partner who is willing to be a partner is the factor I consider. - J5