Race dating quiz
People of Colour do not owe our minds or bodies to anyone – not those who look like us, not those who don’t.
As Australians, we are lucky to live in a country where we can, for the most part, exercise our sexual agency.
I must also acknowledge that most of the people I have dated or slept with have been white men.
This has drawn ire from some, with one man asking me on Twitter why I care about “the plight of Asian men” when I “never seem to date them”.
Growing up surrounded by Western media and ideals, I know I have been conditioned to have an unconscious bias myself, and I am trying to decolonise my desire – this is an ongoing process of unlearning.
But at the same time, as Natalie Tran puts it, I belong to nobody.
“It kinda worked,” she told me, “but in hindsight, it’s really fucked that I have to do so much to keep them away.” Kelly, 26, has been called racist for stating on her profile that she wasn’t interested in contact from those specifically seeking Asian women (WHAT THE???
If we don’t see people from culturally diverse backgrounds working in certain professions, it makes it harder for us to think we can break through, says Osman Faruqi.
At the end, you will receive your results and some information about what they mean. There are two parts: the quiz itself and a short survey about you.
While he said white people were the most likely to consider relationships with people from other ethnic backgrounds, he said the biggest 'reversals' in preference, are observed among groups that display the greatest tendency towards in-group bias.
Professor Lewis' study also found that a person who is contacted by someone from a different racial background for the first time is more likely to reply, which he explains using his theory about 'pre-emptive discrimination'.'Based on a lifetime of experiences in a racist and racially segregated society, people anticipate discrimination on the part of a potential recipient and are largely unwilling to reach out in the first place,' he said.
The data suggests men are most likely to message a woman of a different race to their own, but a recent study by sociologist Professor Kevin Lewis, found members of dating sites are most likely to contact individuals who share their own racial background Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe.