->''"'If any descendant of mine should marry someone colored I'll come back and haunt 'em.' When I was grown I liked to tease her with the knowledge that our blood had been commingled with that of the other race ever since the country began; she would then simply change the subject and complain about how the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] was the vengeance of God on a generation of Southern boys who preferred shooting and hunting to going to school."''
-->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal''', ''Point to Point Navigation''

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 white person is attracted to an Asian person 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 have fetish appeal 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. Compare LikeGoesWithLike for characters who prefer their own race or ethnic group. InhumanlyBeautifulRace often involves this trope being applied to fantasy races, such as elves.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''{{Manga/Gate}}'' has the main cast stay at a manor where all the maids are different types of PettingZooPeople. Naturally, two of the squad being {{Otaku}} to some degree, they couldn't be happier. However, the head maid explains that this wan't due to any enlightened attitudes on the part of the former owner, he just liked the idea of being surrounded by attractive women of multiple species.

[[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.
* [[HateSink Woden]] of ''Comicbook/TheWickedAndTheDivine'' has a troupe of thirteen Valkyries who are all over 5' 9[=''=] and East Asian. [[CastingCouch And yes, sleeping with him is a part of the job description]]. He's repeatedly called out for being grossly racist and misogynist, particularly by Cass, who is ''also'' tall and Japanese and knows damn well [[TransgenderFetishization how he feels]] [[LustObject about her]].

* 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.
* ''Theatre/{{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.
* ''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 ''Film/{{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.
-->Penny: "In my Ivory Tower, life was just a Hostess snack, but now I've tasted chocolate, I'm NEVER GOING BACK!"
* The eponymous detective in ''Film/RockSlyde'' prefers big black women.
* In ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'', Creator/BrendaSong plays the Asian girl who jumps at the chance to hook up with Facebook co-creator Eduardo Savarin. Also played with by the characters who discuss why they are attracted to the Asian ladies at Harvard ("They're hot, they're smart, they're not Jewish[[note]][[ShiksaGoddess Said by a Jew]][[/note]], and they can't dance!")
* Deconstructed in ''Film/GetOut2017''; The Armitage Family and the local community's obsession with the athletic superiority of black people and their bodies leads to [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe schemes because they believe that they're better than white people at various activities]]. This only serves to highlight the insanity and racism the community holds.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' with a little girl who likes her coffee black -- like her men.
* ''Film/DeepCover'': David wonders aloud why he likes having sex with black women so much; Russell says it's actually a slave fetish.

* In ''Eighty-Sixed'', there is an entire list of [[CampGay Queens]], many of them categorized by what ethnic or societal groups they find attractive.
* In Creator/TomSharpe's farce of South Africa in UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra, (''Literature/RiotousAssembly'') white policemen consider sexually assaulting black female prisoners is a rare perk in an underpaid job. Kommandant van Heerden himself is not averse - but when he feels the need, he takes it over the border to brothels in Portuguese Mozambique, which isn't breaking any South African racial separation law. Liutnant Verkramp, his resident secret policeman, duly keeps a file on his boss to bring out when the time is right.
* In ''Literature/TheSorceresssOrc'', many human women are curious about male orcs, and some orcs find humans exotic. [[spoiler: Vervain, however, was never attracted to brawny men before she met Riyu.]]
* The Dutch novel and TheFilmOfTheBook ''Alleen Maar Nette Mensen'' ("Only Decent People") is all about this, when a young man from a well-off Jewish family in Amsterdam breaks up with his current (white) girlfriend because he's far more attracted to incredibly curvy black women and starts to frequent the local ghetto neighborhoods in search of them. The trope is also [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], since this leads [[MalignedMixedMarriage his parents to nearly disown him]], and his sexual fetishism causes his black girlfriend Rowanda to accuse him of being a "Speculaas" (literally a type of sweet, but the slang term basically means someone who's PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy) and picking up all sorts of bad behaviors from the men he hangs out with. They break off their relationship, but it's implied that he HookedUpAfterwards with a different black girl who's a better fit for him personality-wise.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{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 ''Series/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.)
* ''Series/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 ''Series/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. 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.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** Spock's father Sarek has been married to human women twice, despite the fact that this is strongly frowned upon in Vulcan society.
** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', it would not take a tremendous leap of the imagination to conclude that the Cardassian Gul Dukat has a somewhat creepy fetish for [[RubberForeheadAliens Bajoran]] women. The creepiness comes from the fact that the Cardassians were occupying Bajor at the time, and that he would have been perfectly able to shoot any of them in the head with no consequences if they turned him down, and that all of them were quite aware of it. Some of his detractors suggest that [[SexSlave this was his real fetish]], rather than anything special to do with Bajorans. 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 ''Series/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]].
* Implied in the ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "Good Girl". A young black man is stabbed to death and the defendant claims that she did so after he raped her and tried to assault her again. The investigation reveals that the two had actually been dating. She concocted the story so that her bigoted father wouldn't find out about their relationship--several years ago, he broke her arm because she was dating ''another'' black guy.
* ''Series/TheNightOf'': Attorney John Stone clearly favors black women. His ex-wife is black, and he's trying to start a romantic relationship with a black prostitute he sees regularly. When he mentions "young urban women" in regards to a court case, his legal partner notes how "well-spoken" that term is.

* 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".
* [[Music/{{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 I'm skipping all of it\\
Black or white girls always come with a set of politics\\

* The hosts of the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' recap podcast ''The Greatest Generation'' are quite taken with the characters of Ro Laren and Kira Nerys, leading them to joke that they have a thing for Bajoran women.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In one ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' storyline, Sarah (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 [[AngryBlackMan Nation of]] [[MalcolmXerox Islam]] for dating her).

[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* 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."

* ''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".
* ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'' often used the song "Black Boys/White Boys" in the same way as the film version.
* Implied with Penny in ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}'', specifically the line "But now I've tasted chocolate and I'm never going back!" in reference to her new (black) boyfriend Seaweed. Given the setting of the show, it was likely meant more as a protest statement against her very racist mother than a specific declaration of fetish, but still.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** Elves are often on the receiving end of this, since they're considered very beautiful by the other races, but are otherwise [[EnslavedElves treated like lowly slaves and servants]].
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Elves get hit with this hard, for good and for bad.
*** The City Elf Origin's StarterVillain is a serial rapist and murderer of elven women, and abducts the City Elf's wedding party (including you if you're female; your fiancee if male), with the intention of having his way with all of them.
*** [[{{Elfeminate}} Zevran]], the player's [[TokenMinority token elven companion]], frequently invokes this. He states that the [[MurderInc Antivan Crows]] often recruit elves like him because humans find them attractive, making it easier to lure them into a HoneyTrap and invoke DeathBySex. He also frequently lists being "elven and handsome" regarding his desirability as a sex partner. The player character can even gain ''approval'' by saying, "There's always a use or two for a handsome elf" as a flirt option.
*** Interestingly, a Non-Elf ''PlayerCharacter'' can be played as having this for elven characters. Especially the Human Noble, who can engage in an OptionalSexualEncounter with a bisexual elven woman in the prologue, and romance the bisexual elven companion Zevran, and/or only choose elven prostitutes in Denerim.
** ''VideoGames/DragonAge2'': A Hawke who shows interest only in elven {{love interest}}s and/or {{optional sexual encounter}}s can ''easily'' be played as having a thing for elves. ("There's always a use or two for a handsome elf" even returns as a flirt option for this game's handsome male elven companion, Fenris.)
** ''VideoGames/DragonAgeInquisition'': Surprisingly, ''[[HornedHumanoid Qunari]]'' are depicted as the most attractive race this time around. [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The Iron Bull]] is treated as the most unequivocally attractive party member, due to his [[BiggerIsBetterInBed size]], [[RatedMForManly muscles]], and [[HornedHumanoid horns]]. Elven companion [[GayOption Sera]] also has a ''serious'' thing for [[AmazonianBeauty Qunari women]]; frequently getting DistractedByTheSexy if a female Inquisitor is Qunari, and [[spoiler:when many female Qunari assassins attack in the Trespasser DLC]].
-->'''Sera:''' ... Woof.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': The [[TheBeautifulElite Asari]], an alien race of [[OneGenderRace female humanoid]] [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue-Skinned Space Babies]] are considered highly desirable to all species, from humans to the near asexual and only vaguely humanoid Salarians. Asari are so desirable there are countless strip joints and brothels across space with Asari dancers and prostitutes as their main attraction. It gets a lampshade in the second game when three buddies of different species are watching an Asari dancer, and all of them think it makes perfect sense for their own race to find them attractive but are mystified that the other two do.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': Female Twi'leks, combined with SlaveRace.
* In ''VideoGame/HuniePop'', Kyu Sugardust, the literal ExpositionFairy, loves black and Asian women, and is ''not'' ashamed to let you know it:
--> ''(regarding Lola)'' "Mmm-mmm! I looooove me some chocolate!"
--> ''(regarding Aiko)'' "Dude! Asian chicks, ''don't even get me started!'' I have, like, the ''worst'' case of yellow fever ever! '''EVER!!''' Like, a yellow '''''plague!!'''''"

[[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.) He didn't just stop there either, even going so far as to claim that white men who date Asian women are pedophiles.
* ''{{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.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Referenced in one of ''VideoGame/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]].
* ''WebVideo/JourneyQuest'' [[DiscussedTrope discusses]] this and combines it with FantasticRacism when some Orcs take advantage of their human disguises to mock every human stereotype they can think of.
-->'''Orc:''' So, an Elf, are you? Being human, I have an inexplicable sexual fixation with your species.
* * One of the forms of sexual racism documented on the Tumblr blog [[http://www.racistsofgrindr.tumblr.com Racists of Grindr]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', Randall is 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. Like every woman he's dated in the past, they become lesbians by the end of the episode. The previous episode showed the time he accidentally ordered a Japanese mail-order ''husband'' by mistake, but the closing montage of that particular story showed that he kind of enjoyed it anyway. Apparently, Asian is more important than chick.
* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/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 white (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}}'':
** While Malory has many sexual partners of a variety of races, her fantasies seem to focus on black men.
** 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.
** Then there's Archer with his "Mulatto Butts" ringtone.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a variation in the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E13SimpleWays Simple Ways]]": Trenderhoof (a unicorn) certainly seems to have something of a (g-rated, of course) fetish for earth ponies, and one of the driving forces of the plot is that he's interested in Applejack because she fits his idea of what earth ponies are supposedly like rather than being interested in her as an individual. Applejack, of course, wants nothing to do with him.