It is also likely (although I wouldn’t want to assume the worst) that those stereotypes are related to horrifically racist and sexist Orientalist notions of The East.

So no, merely being attracted to mostly people of a certain race or other isn’t necessarily racist.

One of the most common ways of grouping people in this manner is by race.

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Do racial preferences satisfy the criteria for racism? At least one of the races is considered more desirable than the others. If all races were considered equal, there would be no way to have preferences.

The existance of preference is an admission that at least one race is more desirable than the others.

Under this definition I fully acknowledge that going by reason and the pertaining social and scientific disciplines, there is no basis at all for believing any race unequal to another.

We could even say races don't exist, as I'll mention further bellow.

Preferring to date a person due to that person's race, either in whole or in part, is, I will argue, racist. I will argue that a person with such preferences is a racist. Valid citations come from experts, usually academics, researchers, and other people who are qualified to speak on a subject.

For example, "People of mixed raced are usually unhealthy" or "Race doesn't exist in nature" would require citations.

”(Well, not all Democrats were screaming that — For example, Bill Clinton has probably never uttered those words in his life, am I right?