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Likewise, Asian men were ranked as the least attractive group by most women.
These stats echo the historical degradation and defeminization of black women’s appearances in racist media as well as the stereotypical feminization of Asian men in television and movies.
The influx of mobile dating apps with the “swipe” functionality has made the process of selecting potential romantic partners a lot more shallow.
While sites like Match and e Harmony require users to build extensive profiles detailing their interests and personality traits, apps like Grindr, Tinder and Bumble rely on selfies as the determining factor in a user’s decision to swipe right (yay! As a result, users are often more blunt about their physical preferences, including race and ethnicity, right in their bios or their DMs.
Is it fetishism if you purposely date members of a certain race outside of your own?
To understand this phenomenon, we first have to define it.
But what about race-specific dating apps like Black People Meet?
Is there a double standard when people of color choose to date within their race or reject white partners? Black people and other racial minorities need exclusive spaces where they feel understood and appreciated in a society that deems them lesser.
There’s a fine line between thinking someone is cute or sexy as an individual and lusting after someone for their skin color and the attributes you assume come with it.
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.
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.
Nor are there systems in place that enforce the idea that white people are undesirable.In 2014, Ok Cupid founder Christian Rudder wrote a analyzing race and attraction on the site.