John specifically sought out an Asian woman for a partner because "Asian women treat western men better than a white woman might".
Edelisa thought a western man would be "better than a Filipino husband" because they're more responsible and provide better for their children.
Following a romance in my early twenties with an older man who, I eventually accepted, was simply at a different stage of life, I went through a series of short relationships of varying significance.
I met lovely men—many of whom remain my friends—but by my mid-thirties, I still hadn’t met anyone with whom I felt that same degree of connection and passion I had known with my first love.
Like most issues, staunchly taking one stance or the other does not result in a constructive discussion.
Responses to my comment, like, “your [racial] preferences are a product of and contribute to systematic bias and thus are part of systemic racism” oversimplify the issue, assume the thoughts of others, provide the same destructive type of thinking as the mentioned so-called systematic racism, and assume that we are all society’s prisoners void of any free-will in thinking.
I look to also call out the hypocrisy of one-sided debates.
The controversy of this week regards the “thing for Asian chicks.” Is it racism for one’s sexual preferences to be racial?
Sophie found Asian men attractive but says it was shared values that was most important.
This is the inspiration for my new column, Outcry on Overheard.
In this column, I look to express opinions less heard on campus and bring real debates (not just artificial ones where you are entirely wrong if you do not 100 percent agree with another person’s viewpoints).
Ida Harding migrated to Australia from Ghana at the age of four.
Despite growing up and going to school with mostly white people, Ida has never dated someone from a different racial background.