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Here's a can of worms [Feb. 18th, 2015|06:45 pm]
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Statistics from the dating site OK Cupid have revealed that most people prefer to date someone who is the same race as them. Mona Chalabi believes that while there are a variety of reasons people express certain preferences when looking for a partner, this trend is in part due to our exposure to negative racial stereotypes. Isn't it time we examined how systematic racism is affecting our romantic choices she asks....

Even the noble ranks of the Guardianista seem to find ways to justify why people of a different ethnic background aren't worth a second look in the romance department, a sort of liberal nimbyism and then some, sort of Not-In-My-Bedroom racists. Poor bastards, no wonder nearly half of marriages end in divorce if part of the reason for marrying the other person is their race.
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[User Picture]From: radiantsoul
2016-06-14 01:19 pm (UTC)
This has been sat in the moderation queue for a year.

I thought it could do with an airing!
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