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Attraction to Other Races

Inspired by today's Dirt Bag, and the general stupidity of humans, I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts are on this. I feel like it's racist to say "I'm not attracted to [race] men or women," because a person is saying they aren't attracted to an entire group of people because of that group's race. I think it's different from saying "I've never been attracted to a [race] man or woman," even though I find it a bit odd (but granted I'm from NYC, a very diverse city) to have never come across a person of a different race that you found attractive. I'd be lying if I said I was "color-blind" (I feel like that's a phrase white people use to deny their privilege), but I've never been turned off from a guy due to their race. I think it also has to do with how my mother raised me - my whole life she taught me to judge people based on their character, not what they look like. Once I started dating, she told me that she doesn't give a shit who I date as long as they treat me well and make me happy. This all coming from a white, Eastern European Jewish woman who grew up in the 60s/70s.

I just can't help but be extremely put off by people who claim things like "I'm not attracted to black men/women." It's one of those statements that really, really doesn't sit well with me. What do you guys think?


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