Racial preferences in dating columbia
Each topic is linked to an index of publications on that topic.Last semester I wrote a piece supporting the choice of minorities and marginalized communities at Columbia to “self-segregate” and spend time with members of their own community rather than constantly hang out with a more “diverse” crowd.Feel free to quote that and repost it wherever you want.But while you do, I would like to remind you that, as a Columbia student, you make the same choice of ethics when you continue to pay tuition to, wear the gear of, and benefit during internship interviews from the name brand of Columbia University, a PWI that was built on the backs of slaves along with almost every institution in the United States.Their sources include practically any quick Google search on Theta, where the first hits are usually of a notoriously racist party held a few years ago.Now, my beef isn’t with people claiming that Greek life has a history of being racist (because it’s true).Let her know if she got something wrong about either being black or being in Greek life at [email protected]
My first instinct was to respond; thankfully, a friend encouraged me to sleep on it, claiming (correctly) that I would see that it wasn’t worth responding to in a five-paragraph essay. But a lot of things went unsaid in my effort to not be That Person, and I’d like to take this chance to discuss some of the more important points.Being a student of color at Columbia inherently necessitates choosing a daily life that often conflicts with our overarching political and moral beliefs.If you and I truly cared about having a pristine 0% rate of contact with historically racist institutions, we would currently be at an HBCU, not a PWI. We would be wearing dashikis and discussing Achebe and Ouattara, instead of Dostoevsky and Adam Smith, on our way to our a double date with dark-skinned black men. We employ a Speed Dating experiment that allows us to directly observe individual decisions and thus infer whose preferences lead to racial segregation in romantic relationships.
Females exhibit stronger racial preferences than males.
Instead of cutting all ties with white people, we choose to stay and reap the benefits, while working to improve the bad parts.