Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Is refusing to date someone of another race itself racist now?

Christine Emba has a stinging column in the Washington Post, Why not being ‘racist’ is not enough, Sept. 2.

She implores people to reach out socially to people of different races.  Underneath the essay is the question, if someone says they will not date someone of an opposite race, is that now racist?

When watching people on a dance floor, I am often approached by people, usually not of my ethnicity or race, and often female, to dance with them.  Spectator sports have themselves started to be perceived as racist.

Update: Sept. 8

The Post has a LTE, "Watch your thoughts" -- to actions, to habits, to character -- seems relevant. What about "watch your fantasies"?  Or "be careful what you wish for."

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