Racial patterns of dating
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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.
If that were the case, provided there are any average differences in height among the races, we would still see different response rates to and from each racial group, even though no one was selecting on the basis of race.Similarly, just because people on these dating sites might respond to black people at the lowest rates, it does not mean they “devalue” black people more generally.But maybe we do devalue certain racial groups, at least when it comes to dating them.As Jenny puts it we “fetishize Asian women while devaluing blacks”.Now tone doesn’t come across well through text-based communications at time, but neither “fetishize” nor “devalue” sound as if they have a particularly positive connotation to me.I would like to try and pick up some of that explanatory slack.
Despite initial appearances, it is possible that this data has very little, if anything, to do with race per se.
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.
Most men, if you polled them, would overwhelming respond to women on dating websites, and not other men; women would likely do the reserve.
This does not mean, however, that men (or women) “devalue” other men (or women).
This brings us to the second issue: mating decisions are often complex.