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To think I am NOT being racist if I say I am not attracted to a Pakistani person?

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funkypigeon Tue 20-Aug-13 20:29:05

I am newly-ish single after a long marriage to a man from the Middle East.
I had a conversation with a few friends today, over coffee we got talking about types of men that we are attracted to. I said Mediterranean, Middle Eastern. Then I said I am not usually attracted to Asian men, and my friend said that was being racist.

I am shocked tbh. Am I? I've got loads of Asian friends, and colleagues. Just because I don't fancy them doesn't mean I would ever be rude or treat them differently.

Opinions please!

MyBaby1day Tue 03-Sep-13 02:01:37

It's not racist in itself no, as long as you aren't saying offensive things about them as people. I am also not attracted to black and Pakistani men. I usually go for white guys but as feminine rightly said, you never know who may be waiting around that corner, I am now smitten with a tanned Romanian man!. But no, YANBU.

MyBaby1day Tue 03-Sep-13 02:02:19


DropYourSword Tue 03-Sep-13 04:26:47

I don't think so. I'd happily say I'm not attracted to other women but it doesn't make me sexist!

SubliminalMassaging Tue 03-Sep-13 06:03:34

That test was fascinating. It told me I had a 'slight' preference for European children compared to African-American, which I would say did not surprise me, as I am white and not racist, or at least not consciously so, but I accept that everyone probably has some degree of latent racism.

Blueberryveryberry Sat 07-Sep-13 19:35:32

Test said I have a moderate automatic preference for fat people.And I am not fat (not that it matters).

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