Uhhh Asians are about sixty percent of the global population so that is not possible.A lot of Asian countries can actually be quite xenophobic.
@Juxtapose Colonizers went to every continent. Who colonized India? That's part of Asia. The Brits colonized parts of China, Taiwan. They've exploited a large part of Asia, including the Phillippines. Xenophobia is called for, wouldn't you say? Wouldn't you fear and mistrust people who've used your people and land? A lot like Native Americans' land was co-opted and used by Euro Americans. The same way Australian natives' land was co-opted and Pacific Islanders' land was used, again, by the sailing Brits, French, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese.
Westerners aren't any different from other civilizations. China is trying to take over Taiwan and Japan helped Germany try to take over the world.Xenophobia isn't from victimization, it is because Asian cultures, especially Japan, want to maintain their way of life. They are just as xenophobic towards Africans as they are towards those from Norway.
@Juxtapose Xenophobia is fear of/prejudice against foreigners. It's not about race. The Germans don't like the French, the French don't like the Dutch, the Dutch don't like the Norwegians. That is about cultural differences and behaviors in certain necks of the woods. Racism is about groups of people being clumped together because of skin color, hair texture, facial features, eye shape and those people being treated as less than the dominant culture. Even though there are more "technical" Asians on the planet, the subcontinent of India has been handled differently from Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Malaysia and the Philippines. Also because of " appearance." The cultures of all those areas are different and can't be clumped together simply because of the way the people look or the section of the planet they come from. But this is what racism does. Africa IS a continent, but though the people there have darker skins, somewhat like India, again, the cultures, reilgious practices vary broadly from tribal groups to tribal groups, from city to rural areas. Calling the people who look similar as one thing is as foolish as calling Russians Swedes. On the surface they might look similar, but culturally they are as different as black and white. So racism involves much more than and is more complicated than racial preference. It is an over simplification of human differences and a denigration of human value. Why? Because it benefits the dominant culture. So, people develop racial preferences based on the dominant world culture. Since thte 1400s that has been white Europeans who developed sea power and claimed land after land and dominated people after people.And to survive they imposed their w ill a nd culture OVER everyone else's.
Based on a few of the comments I've read, I feel that this goes beyond a mere misunderstanding of the term "preference" and in many cases is also due to blatant stereotyping in general:The problem here (at least for me) is far from some silly insistence that someone who doesn't find me attractive should suck it up and date me. That is an absurd expectation, and not too different from nice guy/girl mentality. The problem is with generalization; the implication that simply being part of a "race" (or any large group of human beings for that matter) automatically makes you unattractive.Let me use an example; Suppose I had claimed that I only found white girls attractive. What does it say about me if I started claiming that Meghan Markle (whom I had previously thought was white, and thus attractive), was now unattractive just from learning that she was Black? What if I had been dating a black or Asian girl who looked white to me? How is it not racist if a harmless piece of information about her DNA is enough to immediately kill off any attraction I had for her? If her physical features and personality that I had found attractive didn't change, doesn't that mean that my only problem is with her DNA?
What makes "racial preference" racist is the false and ignorant generalization implied in the common reason for the statement "I don't date X or Y race". The reason of "I don't find members of X race attractive" implies that despite the unique physical and mental characteristics of a person, the mere fact of them being a member of a specific "race" (and this can even be extended to membership in specific nationalities, religions, political views, etc.) makes them unattractive by default. Doesn't that sound ridiculous? If someone made one of the statements below and claimed it was "preference", would you feel that was right?:- "I don't date Germans because their country was responsible for the holocaust"- "I don't date Americans because they voted for Trump"- "I don't date Muslims because they are terrorists"- "I'm not attracted to people with the letter S in their surname"In my opinion; passing automatic judgement on someone (you've never met) based on something they are not responsible for, is untrue, and/or that does not take away from their value as a human being is discriminatory. It will never be "just preference". I will reiterate my original answer: Preference has an open mind, Prejudice does not.
This has some traction. But racism is so embedded, so supported by institutions people do not even recognize it as such. This is what critical racial theory discusses. I've been reading a selection of the works for about a week or so now. It's pretty heady, stirring scholarship.People have been batting around about how racist CRT is, which is rather sad and amusing and I'm sure those who are saying this haven't been reading about CRT. I urge all those who are thinking about he discussing these issues to open your brain cells up for some fresh air and scholarship. I'm ready to take a college course on it. It is fascinating! Cheers all!
Reduce that to 1%, because we are 99% similar. The 1% only represent the mutations related to enviormental adaptation (skin color, height, facial features... Etc).
Wouldn't it be funny if we got to come to Earth to live out a fantasy is not all being the same that we were being rewarded because we are good little aliens and everybody looks the same so we get to come to Earth for this longevity of life we learned what we learned. we d i e, and then we go back to where we came from where everybody looks the same. Is the shameful if this was the truth. And everybody that wish they were different color I wish they were different people are were part of the problem and not the solution what a waste of time you could have been living life happy and experiencing what it is like to be different from each other but now you get to go back being all one color everybody looks the same. there is no individuality it's like no matter where you go are each person that you see. It's as if you look into the mirror with every person it's in front of you. We are all made of water and atoms. Atoms broke down equals Energy energy Never Dies. So when we leave this planet our Temple our body close to the ground but our energy gathers everything we've ever said and then on Earth it gathers our soul or spirit and we become this little ball of energy and it takes us to wherever we go next
I really need to start using punctuation
It's actually 99.9%
Well then that means it's even better that way
@DiegoO and @Hangry06 And we’re 99% similar to chimps — see how much a 1% difference makes — we’re likely 80% similar to dogs. The 1% is not just pigmentation — race is more than pigmentation. There’s differing levels of intelligence and creativity in that 1%, which explains why some continents are basket cases. It also explains why the 3rd world, while disdaining those of European ancestry, seem to really love moving to European nations - Australia, NZ, US, Canada and Europe.
@joesheks Um. Let me clarify, my bad. We are 99.9% identical to each other as humans, and we share a 99.0% of genes with chimps and bonobos. Your notion ignores lot of things. Europe and Asia are in reality one continent. We can even include Africa in that huge land mass. If you analyze well the history of humanity, those societies that stayed in touch (peacefuly or not) with several other societies, evolved more because of the exchanges of knowledge, technology and culture they experienced. No society ever evolved that much, in isolation. For example, The Americas was almost isolated from the rest of the world. Because of that isolation the European empires took over easily, with the help of native tribes that were their allies. Those empires didn't build up alone, they were a result of historical events that involved wars and comercial trading. Plus, the latitude of Europe and Asia, doesn't varie much; it goes from west to east, east to west. It means, chinese farming plants, could have been transported to what's Turkey, and from there to the rest of Europe. So there is a nutritional aspect, that helped raise up the western and eastern civilization. The Americas migration always have went from north to south or south to north. In that order the geographical and enviormental variation can be easily noticed. In the Americas, the population wasn't able to interconected like how euroasia did.I'll done there, insisting that we are all equaly humans, with no one superior than the other because of ethnic differences.
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I applaud you, my guy. The woke crowd is bullshit and should be quashed
@SparklyMop7 The woke crowd need to be all put in a slaughterhouse then fed to pigs
my favourite commenter strikes again with the hard truth. respect 🙏
His username lives up to its meaning!
@Physics-Man @friendlypelican I appreciate your kind comments!
You are a wise teenager. Yes, all this "everything is racist" BS is exclusively a Western thing. Specifically, the US. These people are so isolated from the rest of the world and don't know how good they have it. It's embarrassing to see my fellow Americans say such idiotic ignorant crap like OP.
It's impossible for people to not have racist opinions about other races and have a racial preference. Racial preferences occur because of racism.
if a guy says "I don't like black girls (Bashes them) because I like white girls instead (Uplifts)" Your say that's racist.Oh I see, but it's okay to say "I don't like Asian girls (And bashes them) But I like black girls (Uplifts them)? That's how social media paints it out to be.Either way, it's wrong. And for you to say it's impossible for people to not have racist opinions about other races is you painting every male and female to be the bad guy when being attracted to a race which they are not in. Because some black girls do prefer black guys over white guys because black guys are more "Spicy" don't think I haven't seen IT on social media. This leads me to my last point. y'all seem to be okay with interracial relationships when it's a Black woman and a White man but it's a problem when it's a white woman and a black man. Painting white women to only want black men for Biracial babies when it's not true. like love doesn't exist and he didn't actually fall in love with her and she didn't actually fall in love and love him for who he is.
I don't like when any race is bashed because that is racist but mostly it's black women who get bashed so sometimes when they're praised people like it because it is a rare thing to see that.
I don't think so. I think all races get bashed equally. Sadly. In parts of the world, which is not the USA, people other than black women or black people, in general, get bashed and stereotyped. You can't just say that ''Black women get bashed more" Speak for your country. What may happen in America will not happen anywhere else. That's why speak on behalf of where YOU are from. This ends the discussion.
So you agree that someone being a different race causes you discomfort? This is racism.
No, that's not what I said at all. What I mean is that is easier to feel comfortable around people who share your culture, your language or are from the same country as you.I never said that dating or marrying outside your race is wrong.
There are many people from different races who live in the same country.
Yes there are.
Racial preference is not about choosing someone from the same country or culture. It is about preference for a race.
I'm also open to debating the things that define someone's right. Aka a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way.
Doesn't having a preference mean a person is prejudiced?
I believe that it can, but not in every circumstance. For instance, having a preference for broccoli doesn't mean that you have any unfounded opinions of all other differently flavored vegetables. It also doesn't mean you have any irrational beliefs/unfounded opinions, as if the broccoli's intrinsic worth or value was judged to be higher simply because you prefer it.As a result, you can have a solid foundation/reasoning for having a preference/conclusion. Though these can be involved, it's not only limited to having prejudiced reasoning or none at all.
People who have a racial preference generally don't treat everyone equally. They frequently say others are inferior.
Now you can use people like me as an exception. I'm an African American guy & I have had many crushes on black or brown girls & women over the years, but I notice I have a preference for lightskinned or mixed hispanic women & white women. Specifically ones with brown or black hair. So most of my crushes tended to fit that standard over the years without me realizing it for a while. But even with that preference, if I was into the whole dating thing, I'd be open to dating a black woman. I don't see anyone as innately inferior or superior because of my preference.
You think they're inferior that's why you don't prefer them.
Not innately or objectively. As I said above, making any kind of decision is unfair. So if one chooses to have those negative connotative words, then it's best to fill in what's left out. Add the context. Which would be that I only personally view them (not of my own free will) as inferior to others only in relation to my personal mate selection preferences. But since I'd date one (if I was into the dating games) I technically don't view them as being that inferior or lower on the spectrum (of my dating preferences)Were biological creatures that don't exactly have the most free will so I really don't know why I have these preferences. But it doesn't mean that I view anyone as being innately inferior. For instance, if there were two women left on earth. One that was my type & one that was. There are still many other factors that play a role. Things like social compatability or if I'm attracted to their face or body. So I could easily find the girl that's not really my type far more attractive than the other girl in many circumstances. Which reminds me exactly what I said above about things not being linear, fixed, black and white, etc.
Racial preference generally rules out women of color particularly those with darker skin.
You keep saying that, but it's not accurate.
Generally people prefer white and Asians which are both lighter skinned than others so it is accurate.
Also not accurate, generally speaking most people have pretty varied tastes in features.
They don't have varied tastes. Asian and white women are preferred.
@Asker that only shows the preferences of people using okcupid.
Oh, so I’m a racist because I like the tilt o whirl and not the merry go round? I’m racist because I won’t fuck a guy that dresses like a girl? Shove your stupid ass childish shit straight up your worthless ass.
Leftists are sooo fkn stupid
Get your racist ass fucked @rcljr
Lol, the liberal idiot is triggered. Is that the only word you know leftist retard? The word racist, is that the only word you learned in school you nasty piece of shit?
Don’t waste your time , she’s a triggered racist leftist piece of shit trying to hedge her bets on CRT, probably a gender studies student or liberal arts major, she’s too fucking stupid for much else.
@rcljr Racist old piece of shit is what you are.
Old as a raisin haha
Dating someone of another race doesn't make you racist; but dating someone from another race, thinking their beauty is superior to women's of a specific race, it's racist.
Yes it is racist.
But i am into pale ethnic women not European women's
Even if I am pale ethnic? Even Most woman in my family are pale.
Okay so finding features tha I and most woman in my family have attractive is okay like round face full lips big eyes tall height small chin etc but finding light skin is not wrong. Don't people find people who look like them most attractive?
but finding light skin attractive is wrong