United Kingdom: Why is ‘We get it, you like black guys’ becoming a slur in the South Asian community?

When you’ve grown up in a certain community, you’re likely to be acquainted with its shortcomings. If you’re a woman, you may turn to a safe medium such as Twitter, to voice your frustrations against men in the community.

But South Asian women who do this are starting to face an alarming response from the men they criticise: ‘We get it, you like black guys’. She might also hear the same phrase if she happens to reject a South Asian man romantically, even if race has not played a part in her decision.

The retort is problematic for many reasons. First of all, why are black men in particular brought into the argument? And, why are black people used by Asian men who are unable to grapple with rejection or criticism thrown their way?

It homogenises black people and reduces them to a tool with which to attack opinions. This comment is not only hurtful to black men, but the presumption takes away the legitimacy of the woman’s criticism and her agency. Just because she complains about her male peers is not to say that race plays a role in her choice of partner.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/21/why-is-we-get-it-you-like-black-guys-becoming-a-slur-in-the-asian-community-7682803/