quote:Originally posted by Oshun Auset:
I find that cross cultural interests outside of the sexual/dating impulse are often a much more in depth and honest multiculturalism. Cross cultural dating devoid of any initial true cultural appreciation in other areas often leads to objectification and exotification of the 'other'.
I agree. And I think the most successful way to really better understand and gain an appreciation for people with backgrounds and cultures different from your own is by forming relationships with them. Therefore, networking, forming friendships, which can lead to dating, is a way to do this. You can only learn but so much reading books about different cultures and traveling. To really appreciate a culture on more profound level, you have to get to know the people who belong to these cultures. Anyway, I just thought that it was interesting that after listing all of those people with mulitcultural backgrounds which he prefers, Afro Saxon would have something against someone who subscribes multiculturalism. And I wanted to bring this to his attention. And that's basciallly it.