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Issues of Racial Attraction: Arbitrary Racism or Personal Preference?

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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. Continue reading