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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Kim Nguyen

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Dating and marriage trends show an increase in interracial relationships over many decades. However, different patterns in these interracial relationships warrant a deeper look. Statistics demonstrate an unnerving consistency between our social hierarchies and interactions on dating apps. Are our racial dating preferences simply that? Or do they reveal a deeper level of bias shaping who we consider desirable and attractive? Can we choose who we love? How does race, homophobia, sexism, classism, and ableism impact how we see our own attractiveness and desirability? 

This Olio traces the history of interracial relationships in the US. It also addresses how western imperialism has impacted attractiveness and desirability in the Global South. 

Let’s dive deep into attraction, fetishization, and explore how we can be actively anti-racist, even in the bedroom.

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