— Junot Diaz (via wordsthat-speak)
Warning: the language here will be crude, but I’m responding to a fairly crude article. So there’s that. Also, the obvious must be stated. This post/article/essay is part of a current trend of writing which is less about ideas than provoking a reaction. Or, as Slate’s Anne Ishii so deftly labeled it, race trolling. Part of me suspects you over-stated your case in order to get a reaction, and the limited word count didn’t do you any favors. But, for the sake of argument, let’s take you at your word this time.
I’m not riled up because you’ve decided not to date Asian men. Who we find attractive — like all matters of taste — tends to be a complex cocktail, and one that lacks logic for the most part. I don’t like gin, you don’t like Asian penis. We could argue about it, about cultural stereotypes and minority myths and Western media, but I probably wouldn’t waste my time because ultimately, who you sleep with and why neither concerns me nor bothers me.
But, you tried to attach a logical rationale to an illogical prejudice. You tried to finger your distaste for “patriarchy” with one hand, then blame white supremacy and a need to fit into white “mainstream” culture (more on that later) on the other hand. It’s incoherent, it’s insulting and it’s absolutely idiotic. If you like white dick, fine. But white dick as your personal cultural escape hatch?
Come the fuck on.