I have posted previously on the exoticization of the Other through tourism (see especially this post on hula girls in Hawaii). This is part of an exoticization of the Other that occurs within state borders as well as across. bell hooks talks about about how some white people see having sex with a person of color as an exciting adventure, like a trip to an exotic location, in her essay “Eating the Other.” See also Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality by Joane Nagel and Black Sexual Politics by Patricia Hill Collins. You can see visual representations of it here and here.
Jacob G. sent us this amazing ad suggesting that dating a person of another race is like going to an exotic location.
he wanted to show me exotic places.
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