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The grim tale is, of course, a dramatization of an interracial relationship gone awry.
But it does illuminate problematic dynamics that can occur in these situations.
This particular facet of sexual racism today can easily be disguised as an innocuous admiration for someone’s culture.
It’s no coincidence that Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele employed the horror genre in his 2017 film “Get Out” to examine this phenomenon.
Racial fetishism is a sexual preference for members of a certain race, typically people of color. has birthed offensive tropes about black women and men, , to justify mistreatment of their bodies, including the hypersexual “Jezebel” and “mandingo” stereotypes.
You may have heard the term “jungle fever,” referring to non-black people who are attracted primarily to black people, or “yellow fever” about non-Asian people who are attracted primarily to Asian people. For East Asian women, the “lotus blossom” or “geisha” stereotype assumes that they are submissive, servile and willing to do anything sexually.
This ends up creating a hostile environment for people of color on apps that are supposed to be for everyone.
The normalization of sharing racial preferences online has spurred a range of questions surrounding race and dating.