I just saw a awesome Thread on Anthroscape
One thing i have noticed is that people are quick to label any kind of controversial statement regarding race as "racism" without thinking about the reasons for the statements. (the behavior im about to talk about is seen everywhere in real life but its more subtle, its mostly on the internet that ive noticed that people will openly talk about it being racist)
For example most non-black women do not want to date black men because they simply find them physically unattractive, so in my opinion that would not be racism, cause they cant help that they are not attracted to black men.
In comparison many women stay away from middle eastern men because they have the stereotype of being terrorists and treat women badly, muslim stereotypes etc. This imo is actual racism cause they assume that most or all middle eastern men are this way without treating them as individuals, so even if they might be physically attracted to them, they dont want to date them because of the stereotypes that they are associated with.
so im going to make 2 short examples here of the above and make a poll to see which of them you think is racist or if you think both are etc.
1. women that avoid certain races of men because they dont find them physically attractive.
2. women that avoid certain races of men because they have preconceived notions based on racial stereotypes.
so which of these 2 is racist behavior and which isnt?, are both or neither racist?
2is more likely to be racist but i voted neither, because 2 could also be interpreted as caution because middle eastern men are really sometimes aggressive,mistreat women and too much into this "honour" stuff