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The Dating Game Is The One Arena Where Racial Prejudice Gets A Pass

“I’m a big fan of black girls’ bodies,” he said.

I’d already regretted swiping right.

I called him out on this because:

(a) I am more than just a body – he was a fan of his perceived notion of what my body should look like, a ‘fan’ of an object to be possessed

(b) I am a woman, not a girl – I find being called a girl by white men specifically very uncomfortable

(c) black women are not homogeneous – and there is no one black woman’s body that we all have

(d) Where’s the hello?