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When I got upset, he was confused. After we broke up and I took to Tinder for the first time, my inbox was suddenly brimming with messages from men fetishising me for my race. It uses the shock factor, setting out to explore how racism influences our dating choices.

And while there are definite issues with the show, part of me wonders if this is what some people should be forcefed to finally believe the bullshit British people of colour have to put up with when looking for a relationship, or even just East asian women interracial dating racism the pull. The most important thing the show tackles, to my mind, is the myth that choosing someone to date based on their racial makeup is similar to picking a person, say, based on their hair or eye colour.

In another, racial bias is revealed through a Harvard University association test. But if that is the case, why is there such an overwhelming preference towards whiteness?

But it's also true that...

Stamping his feet on Twitter he yells into the void: They will also struggle with the idea that, generally speaking, this problem only goes one way. A black person deciding not to date a white person in the UK is far less common. Racism is based on power structures, and this is really looking at white privilege when it "East asian women interracial dating racism" to dating: Being the standard of beauty to the degree where you have a worldwide skin lightening industry that accounts for billions of pounds should not be discounted.

Even so, some key topics are glossed over — such as proximity being a factor in who we date. It seems obvious that with white people being the dominant race in the UK, more people of colour have to be open to dating them. Nevertheless, the premise the show ended on made sense: Similar patterns were repeated on sites like Are You Interested.

The Dating Game is on Channel 4 tonight at 10pm. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

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