Would you consider it racist if somebody specified they are only romantically interested in a particular race and not others?
Racism is to believe people are more like a certain way, due to their race/ethnicity/genetics. To find one’s physical appearance attractive, would not be considered racist.
Naw.. this isn’t something you can claim is racist. This is an example of overusing the word “racist”.
It is you believing one/some races are more attractive than others so I guess by definition it is racism. That being said, it isn't bad to be attracted to some races over others.
I say no....people have their preferences. What if I preferred redheads? Or large women? What if I refused to date any woman under 6’ tall?
Kind of as an aside...my very white (adopted) Dad had a thing for darker skinned women with dark hair. That was just his ‘type.’ He instantly fell in love with my Native American mom...and asked her to marry him after 2 weeks of dating. They were married 4 months after they met....and remained married for 57 years until his death. I don’t think my Dad was racist against white women by any stretch.
No. Every pot has its lid. Some people are just attracted to certain types. Race doesn’t really play into it.
Is it simply a case of being attracted of not to a specific trait, such as darker skin color, which wouldn’t be racist; or is it that you believe certain races are inferior, evil, deserve death, etc. That would be racist (and seriously irrational).
Technically both are racist. It also doesn’t matter
While true, I think it’s over-parsing the term in this context. But, to be more precise, I was thinking of it as racist bigotry.
It depends. Are they only attracted to a certain race because they feel superior to other races? If so then yes.
If it’s because they admire the culture of that particular race then no.
I once dated a guy for a couple dates and he didn’t want to date me after he found out I had dated black men and Hispanic men.
I have a friend that has the hots for Asian women. He thinks they are very beautiful and loves their culture. That is not racist.
Absolutely not, and we need to end this war against personal preference and expression... if I would never date a transgender person, I am not transphobic... if I don’t want to date a black person, I’m not racist. On the other hand, if I refuse to treat any black person or white person or any particular race... that’s racist. But personal preference, for who you want to be with romantically, can’t really be racist.
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Yes, it’s racist in that specific way. By definition if you discriminate in your preference by race, it’s racist.
No it’s not racist. You can’t help who you’re attracted to.
That’s irrelevant. You are still choosing people based on race.
I think sea is saying it’s racist but also irrelevant and fine
After reading below maybe not...
sea, look at it this way.. if I’m only attracted to men with blonde hair, it doesn’t mean I don’t like men with brown hair. It means I’m not attracted to them.
Can’t help who you are attracted to!
I can’t believe anyone answered yes to this.
Why not, it is racist.
a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
I can’t help who attracted me. If my sexual preference is to white people, that doesn’t mean I think white people are superior to every other race.
You just proved my point. Discrimination against a particular race solely because of race is racism.
It means you think white people are superior at being attractive to you. Which they are, in your example. That’s racist in that regard.
I guess sea is right technically. It is racist. It’s also completely fine
So according to that logic, gay people are being discriminatory and sexist to members of the opposite gender because they aren’t attracted to them.
Also completely fine
Sea is parsing a bit too much.
Parsing is racist too
Ok, I guess everyone is sexist except for bisexuals 🤷🏼♂️
I’m not saying it’s wrong, I’m just saying that it’s racist. That’s what the poll was asking.