Racist dating website
The term “sexual racism” has roots in the 1970s and was defined by Rutgers University professor Charles Herbert Stember as the “sexual rejection of the racial minority” and “the conscious attempt on the part of the majority to prevent interracial cohabitation.” Modern usage of the term frequently refers to racial prejudice that’s disguised as “just a preference” on dating apps and in real-life social settings.
However, this casual framing of racism ignores the greater impact it has on the lives and self-esteem of racial minorities who are already portrayed as being less desirable in mainstream media and society at large.
To understand this phenomenon, we first have to define it.
These sites were, in fact, created as safe environments for people of color seeking partners with shared cultural experiences.
For example, the dating app Dim Mil was founded to preserve religious and marital customs for South Asian people.
In 2014, Ok Cupid founder Christian Rudder wrote a analyzing race and attraction on the site.
User data found that most men rated black women as less attractive than women of other races.
Most importantly, people of color do not have the social power or influence that white people have when they use harmful stereotypes to reject entire groups of people.