If you only like a certain race, or don’t like a certain race, are you racist?
The former reveals a narrow-minded person who refuses to branch out, and the other is arbitrary.
But both are personal preferences.
My friend once said that to claim that people with personal preferences are racist isn’t logical, because a straight person isn’t necessarily homophobic, right?
There’s some sort of difference between being friends with people of a certain race vs. having romantic feelings for people of a certain race. Of course, the difference gets muddled as easily as it does when we don’t consider racial aspects, such as when friends fall in love or conversely, get friend-zoned.
But some discernible difference relies on friendship, as opposed to romance, being less concerned with physical appearance, which speaks to how shallow people can be, prioritizing physical appearance over personality, among other things.
So I wonder…do people discriminate because of physical appearances, stereotypes, or a combination of both?
Is any of this making any sense? I’m trying my best to untangle all of these thoughts in my head.
These situations are often linked to social confines, aka Asians hanging out with only Asians because of their similar cultures, and their unwillingness to assimilate or diversify friend groups.
It seems that people who can’t be attracted to all races perhaps, haven’t learned to understand the idea of universal beauty? They have a narrow view…even though there isn’t technically anything wrong with it.
At the end of the day, I have no clue what I think about this issue. These are just questions that have been in the back of my mind for as long as I can remember, especially as I’ve read articles about social surveys taken by dating apps.
We should treat gay marriage the way we treat these issues. We shouldn’t freaking pass laws that intervene; whether or not being gay is right or wrong is an individual’s decision. Who are we to make those decisions for others? If you think homosexuality is wrong, then GREAT FOR YOU, DON’T BE HOMOSEXUAL. But just agree to disagree with others, their lives are not our business.
What do you think?