However, the most troublesome aspect of racial preferences lies in their exclusionary nature and heavy generalizations. A few of your past partners have been redheads. But if a brunette starts flirting with you, are you really going to shut them down immediately? Probably not. You have no bearing on their personality yet and you likely recognize that hair color has little-to-no effect on potential romantic compatibility.
Are Racial Dating Preferences Racist?
Are Racial Dating Preferences Racist? - Everyday Feminism
I'm just not attracted to black girls. Sense of humor, height, freckles, muscles, taste in movies—all of these are valid preferences. When you say you don't like a certain race, you're denying everyone from that race. Every race has diversity. Not everyone looks same.
When Your Dating Preferences Exclude People of Color, That’s Called Racism
Ashley Brown. In , user data on OkCupid showed that most men on the site rated black women as less attractive than women of other races and ethnicities. That resonated with Ari Curtis, 28, and inspired her blog, Least Desirable.
Our Third Rail question of the week delves into relationships: Is it OK to have a racial preference in dating? Email us or comment below with your thoughts. Trish, a year-old marketing consultant, has never dated non-white men. Or is it racist to have a racial preference in dating?