"Because of my ethnicity he, and many other white gay men, deem me to be ugly," Eliel told Even worse than outright racial bias is the reactions people of color receive when attempting to push back against it."When people of color call white people out on racist bias," said Nadal, who co-authored a detailing the impact of white people's reactions to microaggressions, "or racist dynamics in dating, that can often lead to overt bias or prejudice in that people of color are told directly that their perspectives are wrong or they are being overly sensitive and that their reality is not the truth."Getting people to admit to their own biases can be difficult.
"Most people want to view themselves as good people and are hesitant or are in denial that they have racial biases," Nadal said.
That is, more compatibility generally means more replies. As you can see, in general, the better you match someone, the more likely you are to reply to a first message from them.
On Ok Cupid you create your own unique matching system, and that means your better matches are people you actually want talk to. We can see this principle in action when we look at our trusty control, the Zodiac.
Here are the match and reply rates side-by-side, with similar rates colored yellow.
There’s no real need to inspect the numbers; just observe the similar colors. In general, the correlation between match percentage and reply rate means that whenever we compare the match/reply charts for a given breakdown of the population, they should look about the same.
Lately, since we’ve been dealing with complex and data-intensive subjects like race and reply rates, we’ve had to restrict ourselves to straight data in the primary post.
Together they shed more light on the theory/practice schizophrenia of people’s racial attitudes.
See for yourself: As we did last week, we can see that all groups think, theoretically, that interracial relationships are acceptable, yet again whites are the least willing to have such a relationship themselves.
This time it’s the men, not the women, who prefer most to keep to their own: it’s interesting that both in reply patterns and in their answers to these two match questions, the behavior of white straight women and white gay men are so closely parallel.
According to our internal metrics, at least, Ok Cupid’s users are better-educated, younger, and far more progressive than the norm, so I can imagine that many sites would actually have (Addendum to original post)As promised, here are the same-sex versions of last week’s charts and tables.
In general, they show that straights and gays share many of the same inclinations, but the prejudices of the latter are perhaps a bit less pronounced.