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Not Attracted to Someone? You May Be a 'Casual Racist'

Are you a racist if you aren’t physically attracted to certain features? Of course not.

Everyone has preferences that catch our eye. Maybe you like redheads, or women who look like Beyonce, or both or neither. Having such preferences means you’re a human.

But if you don’t suppress these preferences, you’re a racist according to this Social Justice Warrior:

JC Brown, who grew up in the Philippines and relocated to New York in 2005 at the age of 21, is sharing his troubling encounters with casual racism and discrimination as he explores the online dating scene.

“I was talking to this guy and we were talking probably like a good hour,” Brown told I’m From Driftwood, a website dedicated to sharing personal video stories from LGBTI people.

“We traded pictures but usually we trade not face-first, you trade your body pictures,” he continued. “And then, I mean I looked light-skinned in that picture for some reason and so he just assumed I was kind of white. And then I said I was Asian.”

“He said, ‘Oh. Sorry buddy. You know, you seem to be a cool guy, but I’m not into Asians.’”

Um … that’s called a preference. For whatever reason, this guy wasn’t into Asian guys.

This is an example of what I call “shame attraction.” It goes hand-in-hand with other Leftist idiocy like “body-positivity.” The idea is that if you aren’t attracted to a given person for whatever reason, you should be shamed for it. Everyone is supposed to be attracted to everyone else, and failure to be attracted to someone is an example of some kind of evil.

Perhaps the worst example of this is the movement to denigrate thin women to claim some kind of superiority. “Real women have curves,” “Only dogs want bones.” You’re supposed to feel terrible for finding thin women attractive so that overweight women don’t get their feelings hurt, and you’re supposed to retrain yourself into finding overweight women attractive.

Claiming a lack of attraction to an Asian guy is “casual racism” is nothing more than an attempt to do a similar thing. It’s trying to shame you into being attracted to a given set of features — unlike fitness, these features can’t be altered — that you don’t find attractive now.

Real racism should not be tolerated. And guess what? The overwhelming majority of Americans don’t tolerate it. Perhaps that’s why the Left, which can’t exist without a bogeyman to blame for its own failures, has come up with fake ways to continue blaming racism for everything.

So what if someone’s not into Asian men? It says absolutely nothing about that person’s character.

Why is it so important to force everyone to be attracted to everyone else?