In some cases even when groups harmonise it may engender social tension if the group is “too” successful (e.g.

Jews Europe, and ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia) and remains (visibly) segregated from the dominant group.

Integration can have multiple facets / interpretations.

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It is problematic, however, when women are consciously sought after because of the sexual implications that media has portrayed their particular ethnicity to have.

And because of how toxic the images produced by mainstream media are, it is horrific to think that there are people who have personality expectations for Asian women, as if submissiveness and obedience are qualities that are somehow inherent and codified in genetics.

Another perspective is that newcomers function well within the greater society (without necessarily being absorbed into the dominant culture) — a good descriptive of this would be “harmonisation”.

For example, a minority group may live segregated from the dominant group but are nevertheless thriving, with social indicators (e.g.

But since it takes two to tango, where is the “white boy fever” phrase in our society, and why is it that the motives of Asian women who date white men are called into question less frequently?

In a 2007 study done by economist Ray Fisman at Columbia University regarding racial preference in dating, studies found that the white man-Asian woman pairing was most common not because of any marked preference by white men, but because East Asian women preferred white men over Hispanic and black men.

While women in “mixed” couples find a spouse who is poorer but thinner than if they intra-married, black men match with a white woman who is more educated than if they intra-married, and a white man finds a thinner spouse in a black woman.

Multiculturalism and integration Political borders are increasingly becoming irrelevant through globalisation and mass migration.

To what extent are racial politics still intertwined with aesthetic preference?