Black women and Asian men make up two demographics that have been long stigmatized as not-ideal sexual and romantic partners. It’s that the app compiles data on the quick preferences, and prejudices, of millions around the world, exposing an uncomfortable and racist reality.Established in 2004, a whole six years prior to Tinder, the dating site OKCupid ensured its longevity when it sought help from Tinder in 2013 to implement the swipe into its own platform.A number of first-person accounts, including Michelle Ofiwe in Tinder found a reason to reckon with its role in society earlier this summer.
Early American media birthed the Yellow Peril, a treacherous imp who sought white women and white lands.“The fact that black women face struggles with perception every day can often mean that the constant fight seems normal,” writes Ferguson.“It became clear that these women were resigned to their fate.“Asian, Latin and white men tend to give black women 1 to 1.5 stars less, while black men’s ratings of black women are more consistent with their ratings of all races of women,” he wrote.
The most highly-rated groups of women by men were those of Asian and Latin descent, with white women not far behind.
inder revolutionized the dating world when it was launched five years ago.