Is it Wrong to Only Seek Out Friends Of Your Own Race?
When meeting new people, whether through your job or your interactions with individuals outside of work, do you make an attempt to meet people of races other than your own? A few months back, we asked if having a preference of only dating people of your own race made you racist (most said no of course), but I wonder what it says about you if you prefer to only befriend people of your own racial background? Are you being close-minded, or are you harmlessly going with what you know and feel comfortable with?
I was asked a question similar to this while working at my previous place of employment. I just so happened to eat lunch with, hang out with and meet up with a small group of black women at my job on a daily basis. Though we all worked in different departments, we all seemed to “find” each other. And though I hadn’t gone out of my way to only befriend other black women at my job, they seemed to be some of the few people I talked to there.