Honestly I think that this is not far beyond tragic. I’ve seen so many men and women say things like “She’s pretty, for a black girl.” or insult women of color whenever they get upset and try to voice it by saying they’re “ratchet” for trying to get their voice heard. Personally, I don’t find black people as someone I’d date because I don’t have physical attraction to them. As you said, we’re all allowed to have our own preferences. Some girls like tall guys, some guys like girls with blonde hair that are petite. There’s no problem with someone liking or not liking size 12s or size 2s.
Saying things that demote others because of their looks is a problem, and as always you’ve done a great job at addressing this.
While at work, a co-worker stated his dating preferences were White and Hispanic women. That didn’t bother me, everyone has preferences and are entitled to them. However, he continued to say that Black women were flat out ugly. He didn’t say he wasn’t attracted to them, however they are ugly. It took me by surprise because he was black himself. He was basically calling his mother, sister, grandmother, female cousins, and his black female friends ugly. It truly hurt my feelings, which inspired me to write a letter to the black men like my co-worker.
Dear black men,
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