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Are having preferences considered racist?

 
 
Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2011 09:32 pm
A lot of people have preferences. I like Asian women-but is having a preference for them a bad thing?
 
George
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2011 09:34 pm
@JGoldman10,
Nope.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2011 09:39 pm
excluding people based on race is racist.

ie: having the attitude that you woulnt talk to a non asian woman in order to find out if you liked her and if she liked you.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2011 09:41 pm
I'm a black man who likes Asian women.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2011 09:42 pm
@dadpad,
So not being attracted to someone from a certain race is racist?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2011 09:49 pm
@dadpad,
What if you aren't attracted to people from certain races, or had racist experiences dealing with people from certain races?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2011 10:21 pm
@dadpad,
Do you consider cultural bias a form of racism?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2011 10:30 pm
I'm not attracted to white women- that makes me a racist?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2011 10:51 pm
@JGoldman10,
No JG. Not being attracted to white women doesn't make you a racist.

One can be attracted to blondes rather then brunettes, ones' mate to be shorter rather then taller, differences in weight of the person, etc.... The attraction to certain attributes and aesthetics is a very strongly personal and subjective art.

On the other hand if one finds a potential mate that has all the desired attributes that appeal to you but has the sole flaw of being another race and one rejects the possible relationship solely because of the race, then one might have issues that need to be addressed.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 05:36 am
@tsarstepan,
I like black women-but I'm not into them.

I would prefer to date an Asian woman.
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George
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 07:24 am
JGoldman10 wrote:
Do you consider cultural bias a form of racism?

I'm not sure what you mean by "cultural bias" in this context.
wandeljw
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 08:30 am
Having a preference is okay, but thinking about it obsessively is not healthy.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 09:05 am
Jgoldman, that thing you heard about "Asian"/Chinese women, it isn't true. It's a myth.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 06:11 pm
@contrex,
What "thing"?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 07:01 pm
@George,
Not wanting to get involved with someone cause you have issues with their culture.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 07:01 pm
@wandeljw,
I like Asian women. What's wrong with Asian dating sites?
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dwaparaKid
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 07:14 pm
@JGoldman10,
Dictionary.com defines racism as thus:
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

So unless your preferences constitute a belief that is synonymous with any part of that definition, then no, a preference is NOT inherently "racist". I think that word gets used way too frequently lately, and has become a crutch in many arguments. That said, there is a whole lot of racism in the world, but a simple preference like "I like Asian women" is NOT racist. Racist would be saying, "I like Asian women because they are superior to women of every other race". That would start the racist ball rolling. Simple preferences that don't use any race based qualifier to insist that the race is "above" others, is not inherently racist.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 08:24 pm
I think this site is being racist-Before they were flashing links to Asian dating sites. Now since this tag was tagged with black they are flashing links to black dating sites.

So something is wrong with a black man wanting to date Asian women?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 12:00 am
@wandeljw,
What's not to like about Asian women?:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/MAvericker/chinese-women.jpg
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 04:06 pm
Would a black woman get mad if I preferred an Asian woman over a black one?
 

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