Racism manifests itself in all walks of life, but in online environments, where conversations are unmoderated and identities are curated, abuse is rife. For Stephanie Yeboah, dating apps have been plagued by racism of a fetishising nature, with men she speaks to making perverse assumptions based on her black heritage. This can be a particularly damaging form of racism because it relies on problematic tropes surrounding blackness that deny autonomy, Adegoke and Uviebinene argue. However, racism on dating apps is not simply a case of being judged by the way you look. Having an ethnic name can also provoke racist remarks, says Radhika Sanghani.
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S inakhone Keodara reached his breaking point last July. Loading up Grindr , the gay dating app that presents users with potential mates in close geographical proximity to them, the founder of a Los Angeles-based Asian television streaming service came across the profile of an elderly white man. He is now considering suing Grindr for racial discrimination. For black and ethnic minority singletons, dipping a toe into the water of dating apps can involve subjecting yourself to racist abuse and crass intolerance. Seeing that all the time is grating; it affects your self-esteem.
By Christian Gollayan. October 3, pm Updated October 3, pm. A new study from Cornell University found dating apps that let users filter potential matches by race promote discrimination. Researchers combed through previous studies linking dating apps and racial biases.