So I have this pretty close guy friend whom I'm totally convinced is into me. We've been friends for years but only recently became close. He's a great guy and he's got a hysterical sense of humor, but he's the thing... he has a little bit of a racist problem. He's like cracking racist jokes but its never directed at the same race each time. He'll even make jokes about Caucasians (of which he is one.) I was adopted from Vietnam and have lived in the US since I was 2. I'm not racist and I support Gay marriage. Despite our opposing racism and gay rights opinions we're really close. He's a total right winger though while I sway more towards the democratic side of politics. I'm not sure how I feel about this guy and I'm trying to figure out if I can live with this guy's racist, homophobic, republican views.
I'm curious to know what other peoples think? If you really liked a guy but they were racist, homophobic and or republican, would you date them? If you happen to racist, homophobic and or republican, could you date someone with opposing views than yourself?
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It depends. Is the person genuinely hateful of different races or do they just have a dark sense of humor and get a kick out of saying offensive things that they actually don't mean?
For example, I'm 110% in favor of gay marriage, yet I still find gay jokes funny.
And yes, to me, it does make a big difference.
If he is the latter (says racist things for the humor but isn't actually hateful) then just tell him to not act like that in front of you.1