Here's the chart of users' preferences from 2009: As you can see, the biases stayed pretty consistent between 20. The results here are pretty much the same as data taken from other dating sites.
And no, preferring to date someone of a particular race isn't in itself racist.
But Rudder's theory does not include a key, growing part of the American population: individuals who identify as multiracial.
In a country where the number of people who identify as multiracial has grown substantially and 93% of multiracial people identify as white and black, what does dating data show about them? Researchers analyzed data collected between 20 from a major online dating website and combed through 6.7 million messages exchanged between heterosexual men and women.
The results are evidence of a phenomenon where white people claim to be above acknowledging any racial difference because white people truly can float through their day-to-day life without ever feeling the effects of racism.The researchers were looking for how often Asian-white, black-white, and Hispanic-white multiracial people received responses to messages, compared to people of one race.The three groups were the most common multiracial identifications on the site.It found that while we'd like to claim we have advanced as a society beyond judging people by the color of their skin, our habits show otherwise.Regardless of gender, according to the book, whites are most preferred, while blacks are least preferred. Toss gender into the quotient, and the facts get even more uncomfortable: Asian men, black women, and black and Latino men are considered the least desirable in the dating market, but Asian and Latina women are seen as the most desirable—perhaps because of fetishization, Rudder suggested.says that white men who make a big deal about how much they’re open to dating women of color are actually not really that open to dating women of color.