5.21.2012

Why white people date white people: Exposed!

My computer blew up this weekend and I'm typing this on my phone, so I'm gonna be keeping this real short and sweet.

Have you ever wondered why white people date other white people? What deeply rooted pathological neuroses might lead a white person into the arms of another white person? Have you ever felt the need to classify and exam a white person's desire for another white person based on cultural analysis?

No? Then could please shut the fuck up about interracial couples?

The level of goddamned tired I am of this new internet fucking 'journalistic' trend of explaining why race + gender is attracted to other race + other gender cannot even be conveyed using these things we call words. Just fuck off.

If you want to explain and explore yourself and your partner, by all means go right ahead. But I do not need your help, thank you very much. And the chances of you trying to explain an entire group's motivation for dating an entire other group (especially a group you do not even belong to) and not coming off like a complete prick are less than zero. So stop trying.

Interracial relationships are not pathological just because you decided same race relationships are the default. If you want to delve into cultural influences or media representations, by all means please do so. But try to stop short of explaining a phenomenon. Because all the caveats in the world will not stop you from inevitably throwing one group or another under the bus in the process.

9 comments:

Go Away With Jae said...

Brava!! Couldn't have said it better myself.

Chris in South Korea said...

I could simply say that I fell in love with the person that was a great fit. Her race didn't matter.

Gomushin Girl said...

AMEN!

I'm no Picasso said...

As soon as I get my computer back, we may or may not get into what these posts/articles are really about, which is why people AREN'T dating certain groups. That's the heart of the issue. And there is an awful lot of that going around at the moment. I'm excited to really get dug into it. Let the stereotyping begin!

Richard Owen said...

Dating website Ok cupid revealed the statistics of what is actually going on in their site with relation to various 'racial groups': http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/your-race-affects-whether-people-write-you-back/

al said...

You haven't even gotten to inter-sexual dating. Remember men are from Mars and women from Venus! Should I have referred to this as interplanetary dating.
BTW you are so cute when you use the word "fuck."

Katherine Koba said...

Awesome. Yes. Thank you. *applause*

textsfromkoreangirls said...

Can you send this article to the people who made this:

http://www.scroozle.com/2012/05/racist-propaganda-on-mbc.html

Charles Montgomery said...

LOL.. way to turn a premise on its head... nicely done..