Race and dating preferences

These encounters are either dismissed by a simple phrase: “Sorry, I’m not interested.” Or the more common: “You’re just not my type.” However, more often then not the line, “You’re just not my type,” has been used and associated with racial preference.

In 2014, it is unfortunate that race continues to be an issue of social segregation and particularly in the dating scene.

If one recognizes or confesses to a racially discriminatory approach to prospective romantic or sexual partners, then one is obligated to consider the origins of this discrimination.

* Caucasian women are twice as likely to respond to Caucasian men than African-American men.“The big thing we’re learning is the difference between stated preference and actual behavior, and that’s a big deal,” First Data Analyst Josh Fischer said in an interview with USA Today. Well, that partly depends on your race — or so says an analysis of the preferences of users logged into a popular Facebook dating app, Are You Interested, which allows clients to click “yes” if they find a person attractive or take the option of skipping to the next profile page.The evidence is compounding, and may now be fairly conclusive, that sexual racism is a form of racism and therefore indefensible by claims of “preference.” While some people invariably have racially defined predispositions and tendencies, it seems self-evident that discriminating against certain races in romantic or sexual circumstances is actually categorically racist.A recent study of gay and bisexual men in Australia found that racially discriminatory dating beliefs were inextricably connected to higher levels of racial bigotry in general. ” and published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, the study compared responses to questions about race and dating with a parallel questionnaire about general racial tolerance.

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