Race preference dating
One night, she was walking past the Blarney Stone bar from a pajama–themed mixer in a matching Hello Kitty pajama set when she noticed a group of white college students standing outside the bar.
He’s even heard friends joking about going to downtowns hosted by Sigma Psi Zeta, a multicultural, Asian–interest Greek sorority, in order to meet Asian women. Like, if I were to say I want to go to a Sigma downtown to hook up with Asians, that’s offensive, you know?
She noticed there was a similar concentration of Asian women at past fraternity functions—by her count at least a third of the dates were always Asian women.
As her date left to join the crowd circling the beer pong tables, Holly sank into the upholstery of a dingy couch. “Wow, this school really has an Asian fetish,” she remembers saying to him.
Nick (C ’19), an architecture student from New York who identifies as a white, Jewish, heterosexual male, has had friends confront him about having a romantic preference for Asian women.
Nick, who requested his last name be omitted, says he goes “back and forth between feeling weird about it.” In class, he says he notices the racial breakdown of girls he’s attracted to and notes which are white and non–white.