Paradoxically, when surveyed, fewer users answered “yes” to the question of whether they preferred to date someone of their own race.So, while users exercised greater discretion in their stated preference, in practice their actions remained the same..It is more subtle, yet I feel as if it happens more than some people may realize. Sometimes I just sit back and wait for the “If my parents found out I was dating a black girl-” and the I usually don’t date black girls but you’re the exception” speeches simply because they amuse me.
Another good example of white saviorism would be white feminists attempting to “liberate” Muslim women by wanting them to abandon their culture and do all the things that they as white women can get away with.As a young woman of color, I have gone through plenty of hardships when it comes to dating, such as fetishism, colorism, and appropriation. However, as I continued to delve into the rather confusing and somewhat terrifying world of romance, I came across a disturbing pattern. But for right now, let’s just call it the white savior complex.Initially, I thought it was just me picking the same kind of guys, because I had never heard anyone else talk about this issue. A good example would be the Europeans attempting to westernize every other continent they came across because they felt that it was “for their own good”.We already knew that all of these things were toxic to society.The kind of white saviorism I am going to describe is different.