This is a comment by wellokaythen on the post “Is it Wrong to Prefer Dating Only People of a Specific Race?“
“I keep hearing over and over again that racism is everywhere and everyone is racist in some way. Everyone has internalized some of it.
“What this means is no matter what your dating preferences are, they’re racist.
“Only want to date people of one race? Racist.
“Have no racial preferences in dating? You are blind to the ways that racism has shaped your life and are naïve to think that racial differences don’t really matter. If you’re white and express no racial preference, it’s because of white privilege—only white people have the privilege of pretending that race doesn’t matter. If you’re a person of color and you have no racial preferences, it’s because colonialism has denied you a heritage of your own and you think just like the white man wants you to think, that race doesn’t matter. No preference? Racist
“I don’t know about “wrong,” but the realistic political answer to the question is, ‘it depends on what you are and what race you’re attracted to, according to an arbitrary, unofficial chart that we all carry in our heads but don’t speak about out loud.’
“I’m only attracted to women. Does that make me sexist?”
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