Racial dating preferences
Sharing the basic premise, originating from the 'taboo' nature of interracial relations, individuals of other racial groups are classified as forbidden sexual objects; the result of a racial fetish.This sexualised reductionism is, concurrently, a form of sexual racism.The questions raised by the preference across the board for whiteness are clearly far too complicated to be fully unpacked in under an hour. On Twitter, for example, I watched several people dismissing the results by making the case that living in the UK, where the vast majority of the population are white, it’s not unusual that white dominates on dating apps.
which aired on Channel 4 this week, suggests that it is.
“White women prefer white men to the exclusion of everyone else — and Asian and Hispanic women prefer them even more exclusively.” “Men don’t write black women back.” Their gay data reads the same: “Blacks get fewer responses.” Have you closed your browser and crawled into a hole to live out the rest of your days unencumbered by society and its bullshit yet?
As is protocol with sweeping epidemics, people should start by honestly talking about the problem (see: for suggestions).
The origins of sexual racism can be explained by looking at its history, especially in the USA, where the abolition of slavery and the Reconstruction Era had significant impacts on interracial mixing.
Attitudes towards interracial relationships, and indeed marriage, have increased in positivity in the last 50 years.