Fellow white people, I think we need to have a talk about racism in attraction.
There are a few things I hear white people defending over and over and over again. And I’m not talking about heinous racists, I’m talking about well-meaning white people. Liberal white people. White people whose “black friends” are actual humans.
I’m talking about the de-valuing of Black/non-white culture and norms, and the writing off of that devaluation as “personal preference” or “human nature.” Specifically, expressing disdain for things like “black names,” ignoring cultural appropriation, and claiming that it’s not offensive to say you’re not attracted to an entire race of people. (It’s also fucking racist to claim you’re attracted to an entire race of people. That’s exoticizing, and it’s stupid. Don’t do it. But that’s a subject for another post.)