Dating different races joke
Now whether you believe these stereotypes or not, the fact is we have grown up in a culture that promotes them, and would therefore seem absurd to think we have never bee influenced by them.Apart from the fact that our dating practices and beliefs about each other seems steeped in old notions of racism which I think alone proves the point, my primary argument for thinking to date only one race exclusively is racist is because it's not "just a preference." Let us assume we are all 'white' if I said that I preferred brunettes rather than blondes, this does not mean that I would not date a blonde. If however, I said that I only date brunettes, and literally reject blondes who are kind and attractive, I might be seen as a bit shallow.Format of the debate: Round 1: Acceptance and any other pleasant exchange. Round 3: Rebuttals Round 4: I will use the definition I found on Google: the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races (1).prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior (1). I think my opinion of what race is falls in line with the current scientific understanding, so I would agree with the American Association of Physical Anthropologists when they said in their 1996 statements on the Biological Aspect of race: "Pure races, in the sense of genetically homogenous populations, do not exist in the human species today, nor is there any evidence that they have ever existed in the past." "There is no necessary concordance between biological characteristics and culturally defined groups.Now, while I do agree that race isn't a biological reality, the social illusion that race does in fact exist is a reality we all face.
Secondly, the debate should be in some sense academic; that is, have at least some understanding of race, racism, it's history and how it functions in society as well as an understanding of people from a variety of backgrounds.
Since race is merely a social construction, then what exactly is it's function in our social world?
Most people think that the concept of Race is different from Racism, but actually it's not.
But this is what really drives the nail in the coffin, if race isn't a biological reality, then really you aren't preferring an objective biological difference, you are preferring people based on a social construction (race) designed only for the purpose of exploiting people; and that's racist.
I would like to thank Pro for this debate and while I disagree with him, I think his opinions are well intentioned.