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Old 02-04-2014, 08:36 PM
 
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One of my friends joked saying how it is funny that we can have a Black president but the thought of a Black Superman on the big screen will drive America into a deep rage.

He had a point because I have noticed that White men have a monopoly on the looks market. Hollywood exclusively gives most of the desirable lead roles such as superhero, superspy, and most roles that we idealize to White males. Some rare exceptions exist (especially with black males) but the most desirable roles are White male dominated. Then you have fashion models who are almost always White males.

From my own observation, I see this play out in real life interactions. I went to a big high school that was very diverse, it had Latinos, Asians, Black people, and White people. Most of the times when it came to voting most attractive male, the winners were always White guys in my 4 years there. To be fair I did go to high school in North Carolina which is a southern state so the White bias is to be expected.

But I have seen differences in how society judges men by their looks. I have known White guys who are attractive that mostly know they are attractive because growing up throughout their lives they had society, women, and everyone telling them they are handsome. They were asked to model most of the times.

On the other hand my friends who are from other races and fairly attractive didn't have those same opportunities, especially being asked to model. The validation they received from society was much less.

Do you believe as time goes on race will start to matter less and American society will treat attractive people from all races how they would normally treat an attractive White person?
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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"Do you believe as time goes by American society will start to consider attractive people from all races attractive?"

They do already.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:12 PM
 
Location: southern california
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if we have different standards for behavior we will continue to have different standards for beauty.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:15 PM
 
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Do you believe as time goes on race will start to matter less and American society will treat attractive people from all races how they would normally treat an attractive White person?
I think society has come a long way.

However, European features are considered the most attractive. i am not sure it is racial bias. In any event there are plenty of minorities that are more good looking than white people. But, quite often these minorities have European traits.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:32 PM
 
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I think loads of people already do.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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the us is still 60 something, maybe 68% white and people find people from their own race generally more attractive. i don't see the confusion
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:41 PM
 
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the us is still 60 something, maybe 68% white and people find people from their own race generally more attractive. i don't see the confusion
well how big of a gap do you see between an attractive male that is white vs one that isn't from the eyes of a white female?
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:00 PM
 
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well how big of a gap do you see between an attractive male that is white vs one that isn't from the eyes of a white female?
Are you asking if they find them attractive or if they consider them relationship material?

These two answers aren't going to be the same.

I think there are plenty of people who find people from different ethnic/racial backgrounds attractive. Doesn't mean they'll date them.

People tend to stick with people that look a bit more like them.

Not always, but more often than not.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:53 AM
 
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If you read this one: How Your Race Affects The Messages You Get OkTrends

When you look at how races match up with one another, you see that race isn't relevant. Personality is key.


When you look at how races respond:
1. Black women tend to write back the most.
2. White men get more responses
3. Men don’t write black women back








Dating App Reveals Racial Preferences | TIME.com

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Old 02-05-2014, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna.
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I think loads of people already do.
Agreed; to cite one example, Playboy featured its first African-American playmate, Jennifer Jackson, way back in 1965.

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