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.7THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
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Most Helpful Guy
Some people are that way and I guess you could call that racism, but it's not that bad honestly. The fact is that racial minorities tend to have self-segregated subcultures and that can have quite the effect on someone's perception of people of a certain race.
That being said, some people are just weighing the odds of someone falling into a particular culture and then just make a general statement like "I won't date X because they tend to have Y attitude", not really intending it to mean every member of the race, but instead trying to say that that's how most of them tend to be in the particular place the person lives in.
There's a difference between not dating Hispanic guys and not dating Hispanic guys when you live in a particularly bad racial ghetto, y'know?0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE