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These sites were, in fact, created as safe environments for people of color seeking partners with shared cultural experiences.

For example, the dating app Dim Mil was founded to preserve religious and marital customs for South Asian people.

The term “sexual racism” has roots in the 1970s and was defined by Rutgers University professor Charles Herbert Stember as the “sexual rejection of the racial minority” and “the conscious attempt on the part of the majority to prevent interracial cohabitation.” Modern usage of the term frequently refers to racial prejudice that’s disguised as “just a preference” on dating apps and in real-life social settings.

However, this casual framing of racism ignores the greater impact it has on the lives and self-esteem of racial minorities who are already portrayed as being less desirable in mainstream media and society at large.

The world of online and in-person dating is already a circus.

But the hateful and fetishizing treatment of people of color, particularly in spaces where people are seeking pleasant interaction, inflicts a great deal of harm that is already rampant in our society at large.

Another contentious topic in the dating world is the fetishization of minorities by white people.

It’s no coincidence that Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele employed the horror genre in his 2017 film “Get Out” to examine this phenomenon.

Is it racist to say that you’re just not attracted to a certain race?

Is it possible to have a racial preference without being racially biased?

This particular facet of sexual racism today can easily be disguised as an innocuous admiration for someone’s culture.

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