The United States of America is the undisputed heavyweight of online dating. Match.com: If online dating was boxing, would be in the heavyweight category.
“It’s as if their ability to deep-throat black dick means they don’t have a prejudice or bigoted bone in their body. That is what you have reduced us to.”Darian Aaron, a 29-year-old writer and activist from Atlanta, says the media’s shallow portrayal of black gay men is a key ingredient in the roots of the problem.
The origins of sexual racism can be explained by looking at its history, especially in the USA, where the abolition of slavery and the Reconstruction Era had significant impacts on interracial mixing.
Attitudes towards interracial relationships, and indeed marriage, have increased in positivity in the last 50 years.
There is no doubt that prejudice against interracial dating has declined over the last several decades, and that the practice has become far more common than it once was.
At the same time, as New York Times columnist John Tierney points out in this recent post, a high proportion of the population still has strong preferences for dating people of the same race.