Racial preferences in dating in may 2016
The stock response to someone questioning race-based dating tends to be “it’s just a preference”.It’s not a “preference”; it’s undoubtedly something the person using the phrase hasn’t tried.But while sites catering to specific religions help adherents meet requirements of their faith, and sites for people with shared interests help connect likeminded souls, Where White People Meet is just another example of racism.White people are already one of the most desired demographics on most dating sites anyway.
To deny a person based solely on racial and ethnic identity without even getting to know them, instead of giving their numerous non melanin-related aspects a chance, is racism – both on- and offline.
It was after sending a picture of my face to another person on the internet.
He immediately told me, “I don’t like black guys, sorry,” and then signed off.
While those numbers aren’t exactly racist, when their data was crosschecked with the results from a Quick Discrimination Index (QDI), a survey that measures attitudes on race and diversity that participants also completed, they found those who scored high on the discrimination index also had high levels of racial preference.
So if you say you have a racial preference on your dating profile, you’re very likely to also hold racist beliefs in other areas.“For me, the findings of this study are a reminder that even though society and individuals may actively reject racism, racial prejudices are increasingly subtle,” Callander told the Daily Beast last year.