Racist dating site advice on dating married men
Online dating apps provide fertile ground for these kinds of appearance-based biases to take root.
And that’s starting to spark some very important discussions around dating and identity.
Le Nair Xavier, 44, tells Alter Net, “It’s offensive in general, but it’s even more offensive when I see a person who comes to my neighborhood — which when I was growing up was primarily black, and is just now getting gentrified — and writes a profile that says something like ‘no blacks.’” “That comes from the whole attitude of white entitlement or white privilege. ” We’ve reached a point in time where diversity has become something to celebrate.
LGBT lifestyle expert Mikey Rox told Alter Net, “You don’t have to engage with anybody on these apps. Why do you have to go out of your way to potentially hurt someone’s feelings?Shallowness in online dating manifests in different ways, but is mostly about appearance. The plight of bald men has been well articulated by the likes of Larry David and Louis CK.And of course, anytime we talk about appearance, race will eventually come into play.Mikey Rox explains, “I think most people are just afraid. It’s different skin, different colors; you just sort of don’t know what to make of it. Online forum Reddit is apologizing after it accidentally ran an ad for a racist dating site targeting “white European” singles. Net, posted from an account seemingly run by the dating site itself, warns “Dear women of the West” that “without white children, we will perish.” Their post goes on to encourage users to be a part of the “Trad,” or traditional revolution, “that has been evolving in white communities where masculine men court feminine women with the explicit objective to continue their lineage.”According to Ad Age, the white dating site also touts references to so-called “white genocide” and offers solutions on how to quell it.
And who easier to target than members of a community already hit by cemented racial stereotypes?