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Professor Lewis' study also found that a person who is contacted by someone from a different racial background for the first time is more likely to reply, which he explains using his theory about 'pre-emptive discrimination'.'Based on a lifetime of experiences in a racist and racially segregated society, people anticipate discrimination on the part of a potential recipient and are largely unwilling to reach out in the first place,' he said.The data shown above come from the Facebook dating app, Are You Interested (AYI), which works like this: Users in search of someone for a date or for sex flip through profiles of other users and, for each one, click either “yes” (I like what I see) or “skip” (show me the next profile).And both black men and black women got the lowest response rates for their respective genders.
Its users skew older than Tinder’s—about two-thirds of AYI users are older than 35, according to a spokesperson.
Racism is an extremely prevalent issue in modern culture.
This can stem from any variety of misconceptions about a race or about those who identify with that race.
In 2009, OKCupid, a popular dating site, released statistics about how each race was perceived on the site.
They simply calculated how each race rated other races. White men viewed Asian women as 6 percent above the average women, black women 18 percent below the average women, Latina women 2 percent above the average women and white women 10 percent above the average women.