Racial preferences in dating fisman
To what extent are racial politics still intertwined with aesthetic preference?
There is nothing sexually immoral about having a personal attraction to a certain culture or even having specific preferences when it comes to physical qualities.
We accept these stylized characters as truthful representations because of the absence of realistic figures in popular culture — among all women, Asians seem to be the only ones inextricably tied to an overtly sexual image.
Now here we are in 2011, living in this multiethnic country and still throwing around terms like “yellow fever” and “asiaphile” whenever we see a white man with an Asian woman.
Another perspective is that newcomers function well within the greater society (without necessarily being absorbed into the dominant culture) — a good descriptive of this would be “harmonisation”.
For example, a minority group may live segregated from the dominant group but are nevertheless thriving, with social indicators (e.g.
The fact that the term “yellow fever” still exists is a gross understatement of both how increasingly successful and assertive Asian women are in American society and negates any measurement of multiracial integration.It is problematic, however, when women are consciously sought after because of the sexual implications that media has portrayed their particular ethnicity to have.And because of how toxic the images produced by mainstream media are, it is horrific to think that there are people who have personality expectations for Asian women, as if submissiveness and obedience are qualities that are somehow inherent and codified in genetics.Fetishes are not simply morally skewed desires tied to sociopolitical aggression but sexual preferences that are apparent in all people — albeit in varying degrees — regardless of differences in race.And no matter how strong of a role media has played in the development of these racial stereotypes, I would like to view humans as free-thinking individuals who can overcome the stylized and outdated portrayals of Asian women and recognize that there are many meaningful and beautiful outcomes that can come from interracial relationships.