Racial "Preference" in Sex and Dating
Reneaux Ruffin
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I agree that the vast majority of people claiming racial preferences are doing so for prejudice/ racist reasons but I'm curious on your thoughts about POC who specifically won't date white people - not because they can't be attracted to white people, but because they're tired of explaining privilege and their experiences as a POC, that they basically want someone who understands their experiences from personal experience. While race is entirely socially contracted, it's hard to deny that it still has a pretty significant impact on our lives and for many at the top of that pyramid of privilege, even acknowledging that race impacts everyone's life to some degree seems a Herculean effort. Mind you, I say this as a white guy. I can definitely see why POC wouldn't even consider dating me or other white folk.