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  • if you refuse to date someone based on race then yes you are racist. don't feel to bad, everyone is racist
  • It makes me feel like a racist. Instead of making myself suspect, I'm open to date anyone of any color.
  • The only thing that makes you a true racist is if you despise people who are of another race than yours. Who you choose to date is your business. There are varying reasons for deciding to date only within your own race, not all of which are conceived from hatred. So, in general, I'd say 'No'.
  • I don't think so! I wouldn't date outside my race but it's only because I'm simply not attracted to men of other races. If you're supportive of other's decision to date inter racially then I would say it's not racist at all!
  • no, I dont believe so, are you wondering if your subconciously racist? cause if your not solid on it that almost makes you racist
  • hmmm, well it's kinda a complex thing, some people are just not attracted to certain races, emotionally, and or chemically...I think lol. there's just no compatability, they have no issues with them, just no love attraction.......:
  • No - to each their own. But if everyone was able to do whatever made them happy I feel for the pedophile victims.
  • First of all you were wrong to assume that I was mainly talking about cultural differences. I DO date out of my race, and have for years, but I listed, after your comment, a few reasons I have known that people have used to not get involved romantically with persons of another race. Anyone who's been around knows that persons of different races do have a concern about the welfare of their children. The very sad fact is that mixed race children are still not accepted everywhere, particularly 'small town' America. Therefore this is an obvious deterrent to many marraige minded daters. As far as not being attracted to people of other races, some people aren't! Some don't like the looks of whites, or blacks, or asians, or whatever. There just not attracted physically to them. That's a fact. The point is, not everybody is a RACIST because they don't want to date people of other races, and THAT was the question we were answering.
  • No it dont make u racist but remember we are all the same just different colors. A man is a man and same with women. No matter what color you are. Its just not accepted and that makes it a bad thing to society. I personally am white and date outside of my race and always have but that dont make me racist against my color. I would date any man if they are good to me!! I just happen to have a big ass and thighs and most black men find that attractive where most white men wont even look my way.
  • Yes, everyone can do what they want it is there life and who cares and i dont get the race thing? What if you are mixed which one do you go for do you put on applactions both because that is what i do on my b certifice you can only put one that your parent put down. I am attracted to other races but where it lies is common intrest like food and things of common in all aspects i have dated other races but they had a diffrent cultures and life styles and it is easyer to be with someone that is a lot like yourself and no i am not racist no one can ever guess my race correctly they allways guess wrong.
  • strictly speaking, no
  • I don't think so. I'm not particularly attracted to black girls, but I'm not racist.
  • I'd have to know why a person doesn't want to date out of their race before I could make that judgment. In your case Lisa, you're not attracted to this individual who just happens to be black. I read your comment that "...there are several black guys I find attractive, just not him" so as far as I can tell you're not a racist. I just read your comment stating, "Now if LL Cool J or Hines Ward knocked on my door, I'd go for it" so now I'm sure that you aren't.
  • I don't think so. It sounds more like a persons self choice. For in the question you asked of what you would personally do with your own life & not everyone else's. Just my point of view tho. Everyone else has their own choice to make for them selfs.............M.C.S.
  • HUMANS ARE ALL ONE RACE.Dating outside your race means that you are willing to date a non-human. If you are not attracted to people of another ethnic group, so be it. That is the mystery of attraction. But don't call it interracial.
  • Yes, you discriminate against others based on race. That makes you a rascist.
  • If you aren't attracted to another ethnicity that doesn't make you a racist. The difference is simply not finding, for example, a black woman attractive at all, as opposed to finding a black woman attractive but not showing interest because you are uncomfortable she is black.
  • race is not objective... for the most part race is what social background that you have, and so to say "I wont date that person because of the color of their skin" is racist because it is simply judging someone on the color of their skin. If you feel comfortable talking with someone who doesn't have the same skin color as you in a flirtatious way then chances are you aren't racist per se... however even noticing or thinking about someones race as a factor in your decision making could be considered racism. My own guideline is that if I can't identify the person by objective criteria that isn't color based then I don't really know who they are; which is my shortcoming not theirs.
  • You can do whatever makes you happy providing it doesn't harm anyone else...religions are very strict..some people who are of a particular faith would not "allow" their children to marry out of the faith..does that make them racist? I don't think so. But since we are all of the same race anyway, I think that question of "dating outside your race" is impossible..unless you want to date a chipmunk! :)
  • No, I think maybe that makes you a separatist. I mean, if you are saying that you could be attracted to someone outside of your race, but, yet, you still won't date them, then, yeah, separatist you are. I would think. And being a separatist doesn't make you a racist no matter what anyone says. For instance, some people like to keep their pees away from their potatoes. Does that mean they hate the potatoes? No. Potatoes are delicious. Incidentally, black women are delicious, but, I'll stop here.
  • No it doesn't make you a racist. It means that you have certain types of people that turn you on more than others...some men only like blondes...some women get turned on by dark hair/blue eyes..some women/men only like men with hairy chests...some people like men or women period (I'm one of those)...but racism isn't based on sexual preference.
  • Racisim is a stereotyping in itself. Tho when it comes to black vs white is based in historical context. Many whites who are racist these days learned it from their parents who owned slaves. When their slaves where lazy or disobedient it would leave a sour taste in their mouths. Not supporting slavery in any way, but it does lead you to wonder how much of the sentiment is still in america today. Considering many black men impregnanted white women against their fathers wishes, and were hung for it, i'd say racisim will never die. To answer the original question, it doesn't mean your a racist, it just means your smart and know what you want. Tell him its not that you fear a black man, its that hes FUGLY and your not attracted to his nasty self.
  • the term you are looking for is bigot, not racist. you do not place your race above others, you merely have a bias against a group that you are not willing to change. That is bigotry.
  • Avatar slothmister Mar, 28 2008 at 11:55 PM I am not calling everyone a racist. I simply say stereotyping about someone because of their race is RACIST! It is the definition of RACIST I agree Avatar Justin79Smith Mar, 29 2008 at 12:13 AM You know what, we need to end this comment thread. It has become, as you said, an EPIC. Starting at noon today, I will unsubscribe from the comments(I have to let slothmister explain himself). This will make me racist, but that's really pussy of you. Avatar nubs2468 Mar, 29 2008 at 12:09 AM i think we are just a few degrees off, i just few stereotyping as bad, and i know not all stereotyping is about races, im just saying most(ill cut back from all) do make stereotypes about people based on race, and that is a form of racism Right on target, keep up the good Advice
  • My twin sister is black and I am white.I date white men but she too likes white men but married a black man. Do what makes you heart sing!
  • The question is why would you not date out of your race? If one is not racist then one would not dismiss everyone of other races. How can a person say that every person of a different race cannot possibly appeal to them? So if you would never date outside your race then you are, to some degree, racist.
  • No, as long as you respect the views of others.
  • The reason behind your beliefs would or would not make you a racist.
  • No it wouldn't. There is such a thing as preference and it hasn't a thing to do with race. There are some foods I don't like, but it doesn't make me one thing or another, it is simply what I prefer and you also have the right to prefer one person over another regardless of what race they are in.
  • No, just a little close-minded. You seem to have written off everyone of another race automatically without meeting them all, so while it is okay to have a preference in the same way some men prefer blondes, can you really say you would never be interested in someone you meet who may have a great personality, be attractive (even if not to your particular taste), and you get on really well with just because they weren't your race?
  • Not necessarily. You could just not be ready to accept some of the difficulties that might arise with that for your whole life and would rather avoid that. Maybe you know what kind of stress is hard on you, or what sets you off and you're not ready for that. Maybe you don't find people of another race attractive compared to some.

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