It may be hard to call someone out when they inadvertently fetishize a race; however, it is even harder for an individual of that race to overcome the implications of that fetish or ideal of their race.
” or, “I’ve heard Asian men have smaller penises, is that true? As OKCupid stated, “here are many situations that might not be explicitly romantic, but are nonetheless a lot like a first date. It is no secret modern culture has this warped view of what is beautiful.
If you open any page of the People’s Most Beautiful Man and Woman, you’ll most likely be bombarded with photos of white men and women.
On the other hand, white men responded to black women 8.5% of the time—less often than for white, Latino, or Asian women.
In general, men responded to women about three times as often as women responded to men. All men except Asians preferred Asian women, while all except black women preferred white men.
Professor Lewis' study also found that a person who is contacted by someone from a different racial background for the first time is more likely to reply, which he explains using his theory about 'pre-emptive discrimination'.'Based on a lifetime of experiences in a racist and racially segregated society, people anticipate discrimination on the part of a potential recipient and are largely unwilling to reach out in the first place,' he said.
The data shown above come from the Facebook dating app, Are You Interested (AYI), which works like this: Users in search of someone for a date or for sex flip through profiles of other users and, for each one, click either “yes” (I like what I see) or “skip” (show me the next profile).
These results showed that, in general, white men and white women seemed to do the best ratings wise across both genders.
However, men also seemed to view Asian women significantly well. This may be due to a specific individual not being able to control their "type," however, it may also be due to some races being seen as a fetish.
This mindset has severely negative implications for young boys and girls who are not white and are growing up believing they are not beautiful. By simply being aware of the racial prejudices that are implicated in online dating, you are one step ahead of others.
Further, by educating and speaking out about social issues, such as these, we allow our voice to be heard.
The term is most commonly ascribed to white men who seem to only ever date Asian women. According to data collected from online dating sites, all men except Asians prefer to romantically pursue Asian women.