A character is expressing a sexual attraction to people of a certain group. This group can be as wide as entire races and ethnicities, or as narrow as a local tribe or country. As long as the division is based on geography, ethnicity, or race rather than individual qualities. A classic example is when a Caucasian is attracted to an Asian for being "exotic." [[MaleGaze This viewpoint]] is sometimes built into the narrative itself, especially in older works. In modern works this has a chance of backfiring if the paramour in question vocally disapproves of being objectified in such a manner.

Unfortunately, this tendency does not necessarily make someone antiracist. Indeed, if Bob is disgusted by both other races ''and'' women, mistreating Alice, who is not of his race, might be FetishFuel for him on a number of disturbing levels. (And if females of the other race are stereotyped as ''always'' being lust-inspiring and the man hates them for precisely that reason, that might be SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny.)

While it can certainly be part of the initial attraction, this trope is unlikely to be a fundamental part of a mixed marriage in reality, since you hopefully wouldn't marry someone you don't know and love ''as a person''. However, outsiders may still [[MalignedMixedMarriage belittle the relationship]] by trying to reduce it to this trope, either by accusing the lovers of having an ethnic fetish, or thinking members of their own race aren't "good enough." Specific tropes include WhereDaWhiteWomenAt (Black men with White women), BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama (White men with Black women), MatzoFever (Gentiles for Jews), ShiksaGoddess (Jews for Gentiles), MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow, LatinLover & SpicyLatina, HotGypsyWoman, SensualSlavs, and EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench. As you can see, this is a ''very'' pervasive trope.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'', the main character offhandedly remarks that he thinks Asian girls are beautiful, leading his daughter to believe that ''only'' Asian girls are beautiful.
* ''{{Hair}}'' has a song called "Black Boys/White Boys" where two groups of girls - one white, one black - sing about how black boys and white boys (respectively) turn them on. The song is so very obviously about heterosexual race fetishism that it becomes very easy to overlook the fact that the song is ''also'' about homosexuality (with added Race Fetish) in the army: The male white officers agreeing with the white women that the black boys are delicious like chocolate, and the black officers agreeing with the black women about how kissable the white men are. By making the fetishism a mutual affair, the song makes clear that it's not about racism or sexism. Also, the focus on shallow beauty/sexyness is done in such a way that it sends an anti-racist message: The difference between races is a shallow difference, merely a matter of how you look. And in the end, each of us is lovable and beautiful to someone.
** The work is from the same time as the Civil Rights Movement. The black guy "Hud" is a fully accepted member of the otherwise white hippie gang, and the song can be said to say "not only are people of other races not evil, you may even consider having sex with them!". While CaptainObvious these days, it was a radical message back when it was made.
* ''Film/JungleFever'' explores an interracial relationship between a black man and a white woman based on racial sexual fetishes. Another interracial relationship, where the couple sees each other as people first, is offered as a counterpoint.
* In ''{{Hairspray}}'', Tracy's best friend Penny falls in love with black dancer Seaweed and proudly states that she's never going back to white men.
* The eponymous detective in ''Film/RockSlyde'' prefers big black women.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The 1967 comic-book story [[ExcitedShowTitle "Cold Steel For a Hot War!"]] follows the adventures of Captain Hunter, a Green Beret who is searching the jungles of Vietnam for his paratrooper twin brother, who's been shot down in enemy territory. His guide on this quest is a young South Vietnamese woman who may or may not be a VC double agent; Hunter knows this, and yet he cannot repress his feelings of lust for her, repeatedly referring to her (in the inner-monologue narration) as "an Oriental kewpie doll." Finally determined to get some answers, he unexpectedly grabs the woman and demands that she reveal her true motives before pulling her close to kiss him in a relatively nonviolent SlapSlapKiss moment - whereupon two VC guerrillas leap down from a tree to attack them both (the woman is not a traitor after all) and one of them mocks Hunter's foolishness with "Yankee shouldn't mix war with pleasure; it make him very dead!"
* ''Jill: Part-time Lover'' has [[UnproblematicProstitution the title character]] outright state a preference for Black men based on confidence and style (''every'' guy is [[BiggerIsBetterInBed well-endowed]] in this world so it's not [[BlackIsBiggerInBed that]] trope) to the extent she gives her real name and number instead of it being "business" with the book's last encounter being [[RuleOfThree three]] of them, which ''would'' normally qualify as WhereDaWhiteWomenAt except Jill's an AmbiguouslyBrown DarkskinnedRedhead.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''Eighty-Sixed'', there is an entire list of [[CampGay Queens]], many of them categorized by what ethnic or societal groups they find attractive.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''{{Seinfeld}}'', "The Chinese Woman." Jerry dials a wrong number and gets a woman named Donna Chang. He apologizes and hangs up.
-->'''Jerry:''' ''redialing'' Should've talked to her; I love Chinese women.
-->'''Elaine:''' Isn't that a little racist?
-->'''Jerry:''' If I like their race, how can that be racist?
** Though it turns out [[spoiler: she's not Chinese.]]
* Barney's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is announcing to Ted that he's moved on from half-Asian girls, and is now going after Lebanese girls.
* Charlie Sheen's character on TwoAndAHalfMen occasionally displayed a fondness for Asian hookers, though by no means exclusively. (One ImagineSpot depicting his funeral shows mostly white women - and at least one [[TokenMinority token black]] one - in the church wearing short black dresses. They spit on his corpse, and the saliva is said to lessen the pain of all the pitchfork stabbings his soul is receiving in Hell.)
* ''SaturdayNightLive'': in a sketch about a how-to-find-love seminar, Tracy Morgan's character is only into Chinese transsexuals.
* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', the DirtyOldMan Kelso cheerfully admits he has a thing for Asian women. All of his affairs are with one. It's implied to be due to having served in Vietnam; he even conceived an illegitemate child during the war.
* On ''MyNameIsEarl'', Joy thought her father would give her hell for her marriage to Darnell, because of the way he approached her dating a black guy in high school. It turns out, the young man was [[spoiler: Joy's half-brother]]; Mr. Darville cheated on his wife multiple times with several different black women. [[spoiler: Joy also has at least one other half-sister named Liberty, who is on Earl's list.]]
* On ''Series/MadTV'', there is a reoccurring skit about an interracial couple who host a call-in show called ''Inside Looking Out'', where they give tips on interracial relationships. The white wife is an unabashed bigot who makes derogatory remarks about her black husband (including stating she'd attacked him before because she thought he was a burglar), while the husband ignores the degradation since he enjoys sleeping with a white woman.
* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', it would not take a tremendous leap of the imagination to conclude that Gul Dukat has a somewhat creepy fetish for [[RubberForeheadAliens Bajoran]] women. Meanwhile, the Cardassians were brutally occupying the Bajoran homeworld at the time with Dukat as the governor. With the exception of his Cardassian wife, who is occasionally mentioned but never shown onscreen, the only women we see him involved with or interested in are Bajoran.
* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Lwaxana Troi is quite open about her preference for human men. That said, she has pursued men of other species in serious relationships, so she's definitely not limited to humans.
* There's a possible FantasticRacism example in the 1983 ''SesameStreet'' TV movie ''Big Bird in China''. Big Bird is in Chinatown one day when he catches sight of a painting of a beautiful yellow bird in a shop and is instantly taken with it. The shop's owner tells him that it is ''Huang Feng'', the Chinese phoenix, and that she can only be found after those who seek her come to China and solve four strange riddles that will eventually reveal the Phoenix's location. Immediately, Big Bird feels a strong desire to go to China and tell the Phoenix how much he admires her culture, even though he knows next to nothing about the Chinese and never displayed an interest in them either. It's hard not to reach the conclusion that Big Bird is romantically infatuated with ''Huang Feng'' and seeks her for a mate. In any case, when Big Bird finally finds the Phoenix at the end of the movie, he finds that she's not a bird at all, but [[spoiler: a Chinese goddess who teaches foreigners about China]].
* During a FreudianSlip, Phil from ''Series/ModernFamily'' accidentally makes it known that he has a serious thing for black women.
-->'''Phil''': I'll admit it, I'm turned on by powerful women. Michelle Obama, Oprah, Condoleeza Rice, Serena Williams...[[DelayedReaction wait a minute]].

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[[folder: Music ]]

* Music/TheBlackEyedPeas' "Latin Girls" is about how they like Latin women.
* "Black Girls" by the Music/ViolentFemmes.
* Music/TheRollingStones' "Some Girls" compares attributes of women from various races and nationalities. Subverted somewhat in that not all of them are deemed positive or attractive. They also wrote the songs "Brown Sugar" (about slave rape) and "Little Negrita".
* [[{{Weezer}} "Goddamn, you half-Japanese girls do it to me every time...]]
* Referenced in a very dark manner in the Music/{{Radiohead}} song "Pearly*," which is about "dirty people who use sex for dirty things."
* Stephen Lynch, a white man, has a song called "Vanilla Ice Cream" which is, oddly enough, about his preference for dark-skinned women.
-->"Oh, I hate vanilla ice cream, I like chocolate instead"
* Music/ChildishGambino mentions in several songs that he likes Asian girls (he is black). Most obviously on "Kids":
-->Finding you is like finding Asians I hate\\
But they say I got a fetish, nah Iím skipping all of it\\
Black or white girls always come with a set of politics\\


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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* In one ''TheBoondocks'' storyline, Sara (white woman) is upset when she finds out that her husband Tom (black man) [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt only ever dated other white women]]. He eventually argues back by listing all of ''her'' ex-boyfriends, all of whom have generally black names (one was apparently kicked out of the Nation of Islam for dating her).

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* In 2005's ''Comedians of Comedy'', Brian Posehn wished that someday America's relationship with Iraq would be like our current one with Japan. "We find their old people adorable, they have restaurants in the cool part of town, you have a Scott who only fucks Iraqi girls."

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' starts with the song "No Place Like London", where young Anthony sing about the wonders of the world. While the film adaptation and some (maybe most) theater versions have these wonders be mountains and such, there's also a version where it's quite clear that he's singing about the women of the different countries. In all versions, the song is most likely intended to present Anthony as a good guy, not as a racist and sexist. It's just that the more sensual version has [[SocietyMarchesOn aged badly]]. Which is likely why it didn't stick.
* In George C Wolfe's play ''TheColoredMuseum'', Miss Roj mentions that gay bar "The Bottomless Pit" does not just cater to black men, there are also "The dinge queens, white men who like their chicken legs dark".
* ''{{Hair}}'' often use the song "Black Boys/White Boys" in the same way as the film version.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* In ''Single Asian Female'', it's theoretically impossible for a white man to be attracted to an Asian woman as anything more than a fetish object. Because all white men are creepy jerks, and it's time the Asian women realize that [[EntitledToHaveYou the Asian men deserve to have them]]. (Yep: While the in-universe narrator was a female Asian, the author was a male Asian - and a quite bitter one at that.)
* ''{{Webcomic/Niels}}'' brings us two examples of this trope:
** The title character, bisexual Niels, has the jungle fever, bad. He's in a [[http://nielsg.com/morning-glow poly-amorous relationship with a black couple]], and his personal security is staffed with blacks as well. Several comics have drawn attention to his various sexual fantasies.
** Agent 250, our {{Manly Gay}} secret militant agent, seems to have a fetish for Scottish people and culture. His current boyfriend, Agent 300, is a full-blooded Scotsman, and [[http://nielsg.com/different-degrees-of-scottish several]] [[http://nielsg.com/football comics]] have drawn attention to [[http://nielsg.com/science-of-kilts 250's uncontrollable arousal]] whenever this fact is emphasized. [[http://nielsg.com/return-of-the-mother 250's ex-wife Irene]] even lampshades this in one strip. He is especially attracted to his boyfriend's accent, which comes in two flavors: his more subtle accent, being the product of a rich private school education, and his [[http://humon.deviantart.com/art/Drunk-Off-His-Ass-286259830 thicker, natural Glaswegian accent]], which he only drops into when he's too drunk to maintain his upper-class-gentleman composure.

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* Referenced in one of ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'''s bizarre intermissions, where [[FunWithSubtitles the subtitles]] translate a rapper's jive as, "Sometimes I wonder if it's possible for a black man to have a fetish for black chicks."
* Parodied in this [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/asian-man-has-thing-for-asian-women,3521/ Onion article]].

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', Randall is only interested in Asian Chicks, though when through some wacky circumstance he has several {{Geisha}}s eager to do his bidding, he sends them out for porn featuring Asian women.
* An early episode of ''TheSimpsons'' had a nightclub singer named Gulliver Dark performing in one of the most popular burlesque houses in Springfield. He sings "I could love a million girls/And every girl a twin./I could love a Chinese girl/An Eskimo - " which is as far as he gets before the act is [[HilarityEnsues comedically interrupted]] (by Homer, of course). After he gets Homer to join him on stage, they sing the rest of the song: "...An Eskimo or Finn./I could dig a Deutschland chick/A girl with golden curls./In fact I think that we could love.../About a million girls!" The showgirls dancing with Gulliver are almost all Caucasian (which, this being ''The Simpsons'', means they have [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation yellow skin]]), but [[CultureEqualsCostume they dress in "ethnic" costumes depicting whichever culture he would sing about]].
* On ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' Bullock admits that he loves [[ChubbyChaser fat]] Asian butts, and he cannot lie. (Also, sluts. Fat Asian sluts are "the trifecta!")
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Archer}}'''s Lana Kane has yet to be seen with anyone other than white men (Cyril and Archer, to be precise). Given her fascination with watching interracial porn, it's likely this is more than just coincidence.

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