Is Sexual Racism Really Racism
by Emile David on November 14, 2016 - 1:08am
Is Sexual Racism Really Racism?
In the article, Is Sexual Racism Really Racism? Distinguishing Attitudes Toward Sexual Racism and Generic Racism Among Gay and Bisexual Men, they talk about how sexual racism is a form of racial prejudice enacted in the context of sex or romance. For example, they mentioned the fact that some people will use online dating sites to make implicit comments about someone race, such as, not interested by Asian, or not interested by black people, etc. They refer this “action” as characterize discrimination and it is something that we also often see towards gay person. So, in Australia, they decided to do a little study on, how gay person see sexual race or sexual discrimination and the results were pretty surprising, 2177 gay or bisexuals man did the online survey and the majority of them had no problem in dating other races. I think this article is very relevant because it is actually a big issue in our society and no ones really realize it. I often hear people telling their sexual preferences and grouping them with race thinking it is ok, but in fact, I is not, and that is what the article is trying to tell us here. In the text they say: “Almost every identified factor associated with men's racist attitudes was also related to their attitudes toward sexual racism.” This sentence is another thing that we do not realize, it says “almost every”, not some or few, this is something really alarming in our society, but the subject in general isn’t cover enough by media or anything else and that is another of the many sub subjects of racism we need to fix.