“Wow, you’re cute for a ______!”
Whether you’re dating online or in real life, at some point, the question of racial preferences comes into play.
So what’s going on here? Can you control who you’re attracted to? Are your attractions automatic, or are they influenced by society?
Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey’s got some answers – and some disturbing numbers behind the beauty standards that show attraction is more complicated than you think.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 7 Things to Remember If You’re a White Person Dating a Person of Color
- How to Talk About Race with Your White Boyfriend
Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey is a graphic designer and video blogger based out of New York City. With over 100k subscribers on her two YouTube channels, Chescaleigh and Chescalocs, she and her videos have been featured on numerous style and entertainment blogs and news publications including MTV, The New York Times, Essence.com, and The BBC. In January 2012, Franchesca had her first viral video “Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls” which accumulated 1.5 million views in 24 hours, 6 million views in a week and over 9 million views to date. Follow her on Twitter @chescaleigh.