There's going to be 2 cases, the first where you're an 100% racist/bigot and you know it (the typical racist). Or the 2nd case, where you are an all around tolerant person except when it comes to who you choose to date, that does't necessarliy make you a bigot or hateful person, but that is 100 % racist. It's 'unconcious racism', in your head you've already decided that not one person in an entire race can be attractive to you. Every asian/black/white/whatever man/woman in the world no matter how much you have in common, no matter if you have the same religion, no matter if he/she attractive, intellegent, kind is not attractive to you. Think about that, you already blacklisted all of them based solely on their race, that is undeniably close minded and prejiduce. But can you be blamed and removed from the public square over this? Not really, because although it's a racist position, you aren't necessarily perpetuating racism. When these discussions arise, for the most part everyone's reactions are "oh, you can't choose who you like" or "that's just the way it is", wrong. Honestly, most people are not strong minded enough to overcome unconcious racism, these ideals come from the environment, the culture of racism, society etc. you just happened to be born in. But that is a whole nother discussion for a different time.
Most Helpful Girl
Racism- the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
Having a preference simply means you find the culture/mannerisms/physical appearance of one or certain races preferable over other ones. It in no way means you find the others genetically inferior.
Nice try, though.4
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Having a racial preference doesn't necessarily mean the person has excluded every person from that race. There can just be a tendency to like certain common features or cultural aspects.
Everyone has biases based on their experiences. No one sees the world completely objectively. How realistic do you think everyone being completely objective about everything that relates to race is? For example maybe movies influence a lot of men to prefer straight hair, British accents or a damsel persona. Assuming there is some bias for preferring straight hair, it could be argued that's a subtle form of racism. Maybe that is true but those biases and influences can be said about many traits projected to people through life. I don't see how that's possible to stop. Individual subconscious influences can shape preference. When there is public outcry over racism mass public support over aspects of racism like automatic hate of a person because of their skin color or not being hired for a job because of their color.
I'm not saying that's fair but what's a solution?3
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