They have also been defended as a legitimate form of expression and sincere sexual tastes and preferences that are being demonized by the politically correct.Is it racist to exclude ethnic and religious groups from your sexual and dating options based on aesthetics, sexual attraction, and traits that one believes is common across a specific ethnic/religious group?Racial Dating Exclusions and Preferences : I’m not racist or prejudiced but I’m not attracted to/I won’t have sex with/I won’t date [insert ethnicity/religion]” This is a statement that we often hear and a statement that has come under much scrutiny, especially since the advent of dating/sex websites and apps where users have declared their preferences or exclusions on their profile.It is not uncommon to see users on the gay dating/sex app Grindr making statements such as “white for whites only” or “not into Asians, Indians, or Blacks”."I no longer use Grindr, but when I did, I didn't return any messages from white men. "I get everyone is looking for a fantasy on Grindr, but forcing that fantasy on someone is something different." detailing the impact of white people's reactions to microaggressions, "or racist dynamics in dating, that can often lead to overt bias or prejudice in that people of color are told directly that their perspectives are wrong or they are being overly sensitive and that their reality is not the truth."Getting people to admit to their own biases can be difficult.
Studies at City University of New York's Graduate Center.Although, we have little control over to whom we are attracted, our societal upbringing inherently affects our preferences.