When does preferences turn into racism
Because when you ask a person why they won’t date a person of a different race it always have racial undertones and involves that persons culture
Most Helpful Girl
I have a preference for guys with dark hair. That is not prejudicial towards guys with fair hair. Fair haired guys are just as nice and should otherwise be treated the same.
I have a preference for guys with white skin. That is also not prejudicial towards guys of any skin colour. It is just a preference. I am not saying there is anything wrong with any other guy.
Racism starts when someone deliberately promotes something to the real detriment of another race.
An example is if I own a shop. I might have a preference in serving one race, but treat all of them the same. Racism starts if I refuse to serve one race over the others.7
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Most Helpful Guy
Having race preference because you finds some features more attractive which is more common in some groups than others it's not racism. A person who find blonde hair, blue eyes and a narrow nose is more likely to date a person of North-European heritage than people from Africa, Asia etc. because these features are more common among Nordic people than some other groups. So saying "I've a preference for white women because they're attractive" or saying "I've a preference for African guys because I'm into dark looks" is fine in my opinion. It's simply the person's taste and is no different than the blonde vs brunette thing or chocolate vs vanilla ice cream.
If you're generalizing someone based on prejudice then it's racist. If you says and thinks "I don't want to date X because they're all annoying" or "I don't want to date Y because they're all stupid criminals" then it's racial prejudice. It's two different things. I'm talking about race preference only. Culture isn't the same as race.0