During the 2008 US Census, most Americans said they approved of racial or ethnic intermarriage.
The origins of sexual racism can be explained by looking at its history, especially in the USA, where the abolition of slavery and the Reconstruction Era had significant impacts on interracial mixing.
More than 80 percent of whites — even the 48 percent of males and 28 percent of females who said they were indifferent to race — sent messages to whites and just three percent contacted blacks.” Read the article here, and please share your comments below. I can’t tell you how many white men’s profiles I’ve seen listing a preference for Asian women! I prefer lighter skin, the same way so many men prefer lighter hair (blondes). I have NO PROBLEM being friends and colleagues with black men (or women); I simply prefer certain physical characteristics just like most people do.
As a white woman I’ve gotten a lot of attention from black men.
Hispanic women have a lower stated same race preference than another ethnicity of women, but it is still greater than of Hispanic men.
It is the discrimination between potential sexual or romantic partners on the basis of perceived racial identity.