When It Comes to Online Dating, We’re All a Bunch of Racists

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okcupidLately, the free online dating site OKCupid has been releasing all kinds of interesting stats about the way we date, and the most recent ones make us all look like a bunch of racist assholes.

The number crunchers at OKCupid based their findings on facts that included these: white men get the most responses, black women respond the most yet receive far fewer replies and white, Asian and Hispanic women seem to prefer white men.

So what does this mean?

We’ve processed the messaging habits of almost a million people and are about to basically prove that, despite what you might’ve heard from the Obama campaign and organic cereal commercials, racism is alive and well.

But is a preference for dating a certain race really racism? While there’s probably some underlying discrimination going on, that seems like maaaaybe a little bit of a stretch.

Am I racist because I don’t want to date Latino guys? You’re probably thinking, “Yes. Yes you are, you racist bitch, Emily Farris.” But what if I told you I don’t want to date Latino men because before I even hit puberty some would cat call me and make remarks to me on the street? And what if I told you that made me really uncomfortable and no matter how much I try to get over feeling objectified by Latino men I just can’t—even though I know that those Latino men weren’t representative of all Latino men? Would you still call me a racist bitch?

[OKTrends via The Frisky]