Even in cyberspace, Blacks are more likely to date White than the reverse
According to a recent research from the University of California, Berkeley, which focused on a leading online dating site, when it comes to racial preference in dating, the cyber world is just like the real world – dating habits vary based on race. Data collected from 1 million singles show that Caucasians prefer to date within their race while Blacks (especially the men) are more likely to cross the racial bridge.
Below are the results of the study:
… more than 80 percent of the online dating contacts initiated by whites were to other whites, with only 3 percent going to blacks. This trend held for both men and women, young and old. Although black participants initiated contact to members of their own race more than to whites, they were ten times more likely to contact whites than vice versa… white men and women were most likely to respond to members of their own race, and only 5 percent of their responses went to blacks.
These findings match the 2000 census data on marriage which showed that blacks are more likely to marry interracially than whites, with the black-man-white-woman combo being the most common.
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Gerald Mendelsohn, a UC Berkeley psychologist, and lead author of the study feels that "One theory is that blacks are acting like other minority populations in the history of this country. They are interested in moving up in the power structure, and one way you do that is through intermarriage with the dominant group."
Looking at an article by Ria Rodriguez which asks: “Is dating White men trading up” it seems Mendelsohn feels it is. He makes interracial dating by blacks and other minorities look like just a mere means to an end. I mean, did this guy just have to go there? When will people get over citing moving up the economic or(/and) power structure as the main reason blacks marry whites? :roll:
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