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To conclude this article, I would like to say that both fetishization and refusal of POC because of their skin color are both forms of racism and no matter your race, this degradation and micro aggressions need to stop.
Acknowledging that you harbor racist attitudes and beliefs is the first step to combatting racism in the gay community."People who make it a point to state that they have racial preferences ... When gay men of color use Grindr and encounter sexual racism, the effects are damaging. Women are more likely to respond to the advances of white men then to men of any other ethnic background and men of all races are less likely to respond to black and asian women.On the other hand, having phrases such as ‘Only Black Men’ is a sign of fetishization.A study by Kevin Lewis of the University of California, San Diego, found that racial prejudice has a significant impact on dating decisions.For example, users are more likely to start a conversation with their own race.