The author of the article "Why I Don’t Date White Men" explains why the author won't date, well, men that are white. That is all nice and dandy, each to their own. And generally speaking we don't hold in high regard white western men (males) of today (if you are a white western man who wants to improve in the attitude and appearance departments, go here and then here) either. The reasons as to why she won't date whites are funny though. And just as the "bold and freewheeling" Houston Press called for Heavy Metal artists to restrain themselves, the "progressive" author calls for racial considerations in the dating game.
No point in trying to dig deep into a shallow article so we'll just quote and comment on some of the funniest statements:
1) "It felt hypocritical to my political beliefs to be dating white" - The infamous organization WAR is a little more straightforward in their terminology, using the term "race traitor".
2) "it started out as a political decision but it has manifested into preference" - Doesn't sound delusional at all.
3) "I would later learn about internalized racism and conditioning and how this shapes our preferences and self-worth" - So after having been under the burden of internalized racism and conditioning for years, she conditioned herself out of said conditioning? Right?
4) A number of phrases indicate that whites should be ashamed of themselves, and that Bangladeshi immigrants to the U.S. have a really hard time. A lot harder, we assume, than for Bangladeshi residents in, say, Bangladesh. This quote is our favorite in the shame on whites category: "He embodied privilege: white privilege, class privilege, gender privilege, education privilege". We'd have to plead guilty as charged on that one. While some people are concerned about "privilege", Ulbator's concern is domination.
What did the head honcho think about the article? "She says she doesn't want to date any white men? She hasn't met the head honcho."
Not for Pussies!