Atheist view on inter racial dating

02 Sep

As one of my colleagues recently posed the question, “” The issue of discrimination is one I’ve discussed before, considering why discrimination on the basis of standardized test scores is deemed to be appropriate, whereas discrimination of the basis of obesity is often not.

So let’s turn our attention towards discrimination in the sexual realm today.

The only point is that those factors might show up in user’s profiles in some way. Simply noting that there appear to be some racial differences doesn’t tell us a whole lot; the same goes for correlations of match percentages and response rates over at Ok Cupid, which find a similar pattern with respect to race.

There are many comments to make about this, but let’s start with this one: apparently, there’s something of a no-win situation being erected from the get go.

If I were to state instead that, “I have have no interesting in dating a black woman”, I would likely still receive some condemnation, but probably less than for the first statement.

Finally, if I were to state that, “I have no interest in dating a man”, I would receive very little, if any, condemnation for it, even from those who advocate strongly for gay rights.

This is something that I imagine Jenny understands, but it likely slipped her mind in the midst of trying to make a point.

There are few examples to consider, but the first is by far the simplest.