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In 2014, Ok Cupid founder Christian Rudder wrote a analyzing race and attraction on the site.User data found that most men rated black women as less attractive than women of other races.Isn’t it a compliment that I’m especially attracted to this group of people?
You may be thinking, what’s the harm in appreciating someone for their race?
Racial fetishism is a sexual preference for members of a certain race, typically people of color. has birthed offensive tropes about black women and men, , to justify mistreatment of their bodies, including the hypersexual “Jezebel” and “mandingo” stereotypes.
You may have heard the term “jungle fever,” referring to non-black people who are attracted primarily to black people, or “yellow fever” about non-Asian people who are attracted primarily to Asian people. For East Asian women, the “lotus blossom” or “geisha” stereotype assumes that they are submissive, servile and willing to do anything sexually.
Racial fetishism also demands a level of performance from the person of color who may not naturally exude the traits you expect them to have.
This isn’t to say that any sort of attraction a white person has for a person of color is inherently problematic.The grim tale is, of course, a dramatization of an interracial relationship gone awry.