Racist dating profiles
This article had been published on the Electronic Urban Report (EURweb.com) and the African-American Village prior to its publication here with the author’s permission in January 2003.
For all the acknowledgment made, though, I might as well have been invisible. Maybe, deep, deep down inside, I’d come in here to make some kind of point.
When another man moseyed in and took a seat at the end of the bar, he somehow ended up in the trio’s jovial conversation. I certainly was open to conceding as much to myself.
From the tiny bar I gathered up my pride and headed out in search of “my own kind” – and hoped that I’d know them when I saw them.
Dating profiles can be fun to peruse—when you're in a relationship and you're on your friend's Tinder.
But when that day finally came, it reminded me of the scene in the movie “48 Hours,” where Eddie Murphy ventures into a bar that happens to be a white country & western joint.
Other people complain that it is based on superficial factors like one’s photo and physical attributes.Hypothesis: Tinder is racist* *Fix: Tinder results are significant influenced by race (statistically significant Profile #1: King Booth King is relatively normal white guy who we consider good looking.
People praise it for weeding out the “creepy” factor because girls get to choose which guys they prefer based on their Tinder pictures.For reasons that evaded me, it wasn’t working out that way. ” It all sounds so offensive now, but you had to be there.I couldn’t ignore the irony, of course – the very notion that hundreds of years later, there’d be the issue of us getting along. Inevitably mentioned are issues of culture and the idea that any problems among us are, ultimately, the residual affect of slavery in America. ” I explained that I’d never been here before and I thought it adventurous to try something new. His words came sincerely – out of curiosity more than anything else and, I suppose, concern. Maybe, I replied, I ventured in here hoping, perhaps, to discover some measure of kinship. ” I know – it all could have made for some compelling banter. As a Black man born and raised in America, I’ve dealt with prejudice, racism and mistrust in many configurations.He does’t have the coolest picture, just pics with his friends hanging out Profile #2: Prince Caspian You may recognize Cas from the PUA community – we needed his pic to test out the “girls like guys with muscle” theory.I have another friend who’s latino and has a lot of success with a shirtless pic on Tinder. Steven told that Ethiopians who have read the essay have responded to him with warm words and expressions of regret.