Yesterday a shit storm hit the interwebs when people found a personal ad from Austin Wedding photographer Larramie (Larry) H. Busby, who also goes by the name “Romeo Rose”. Busby is willing to pay a fee of $1,500 to the person who can find him a girlfriend, and he’ll even be generous to throw in $1,000 if it turns into a marriage. Let’s take a second to look at his requirements:
- I like girls that are thin, or with a toned or athletic build. A average build is fine too, just as long as you are not over weight. I will not date a overweight or fat girl.
- I like girls that are 130 pounds or less. Of course weight needs to be in proportion to their height, as long as they aren’t considred overweight, they should be fine. Being overweight is a total dealbreaker with me.
- I will not date a Black girl.
- I don’t care if she looks like Halle Berry, I will not ever date a Black girl.
- However, I will date any other race, Hispanic, Mexican, Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, European, White, whatever, anything except Black.
Anything but black.
So if posting that “ad” with all of his requirements weren’t enough, Larramie Busby, decided to out himself on Reddit with an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) post. One of the first questions asked was about his dating preferences when it came to race. I found it odd that Larramie Busby was so adamant on his “no black women, not even Halle Berry” (as if she’d give him a chance) stance. As luck would have it, in his Reddit “Ask Me Anything” he explains that not only will he not date a black woman, but isn’t willing to date a non-black woman who’s been with a black man because:
“When a woman has been with a black man, in my book that is ALMOST the same thing as beastiality, because black people look like apes, monkeys and gorillas. I don’t mean any offense to Black people, but that’s just the truth. You can’t look at a black man like Ving Rhames and a gorilla and tell me you don’t see some similarities. I am just speaking the truth and saying what MOST people truly think but don’t have the courage to say.”
or another “I’m not racist” answer he gave:
“I’m not racist and I would never date a woman that is racist! I hate racism. But I do not believe in whites & blacks mixing sexually, and many blacks also agree with that too! And as far as you being offended, grow a pair dude. Who cares if you are offended? I sure as hell don’t! There’s no law against “offending” people. You are just overly sensitive dude. This can be a rough world, toughen up your skin. As far as the color you were born, sounds like that’s a YP not a MP as in that’s your problem, not my problem, go cry on someone else’s shoulder. boo hoo lol”
then the nail in the coffin:
“I am NOT racist. Just because I don’t like the appearance of black people does not make me racist. Just because I don’t like a particular painting, does not mean I dislike the medium of Art as a whole! But I will say this, Blacks do make up the majority of the inmates in the prisons in the country. And I think it’s White people that make up the majority of white collar executive types of positions in America. Probably more Whites are 1 percenters than there are blacks. When I think of all of the classical composers like Mozart etc that were pure genius, I don’t recall many of them being Black. This is the 1st black president we’ve had so far and look what a horrible job he has done. So in the grand scheme of things, it appears the scales are tilted in favor of Whites being the superior race, after all we weren’t the ones that were enslaved workinf cotton fields for 40o years..Just pointing out that history seems to show whites as always rising to the top and dominating all other countries and cultures and taking what they want and doing as they please, being the dominant, most powerful, most intelligent race….I’m not saying I personally believe whites are superior to blacks, I am not a scientist, and I have not studied it to any great depth…Just pointing out some observations. But, again, for the millionth time, I may be a jerk, but I’m not a racist, there’s a big difference. My best friends are black and I have no hatred for them.”
So yes, Larramie Busby, is racist. That’s a given, but of course he went on to say he has black friends, similar to what other racists have said when they’re put on the hot seat. For the record, I doubt at this point Larramie Busby will get any ass from any woman any time soon in Austin, Texas. Especially since the wonderful people at Reddit, also discovered that he already has a restraining order against him from an ex-girlfriend.
But here’s the point of all of this.
Is it racist to say you won’t date a specific race? I know, I know, everyone has their preferences, but there are tons of people out there who are so adamant with their reasons why they’ll risk finding the “love of their life” due to someone’s race. Let’s be clear, I’m not just talking about just black or white. I’ve had friends who say they’ll never date a Latino or Asian. I’m also inclined to say that those people who specifically seek out any race but their own, have a few marbles loose as well.