Racism in gay dating
Almost as if it’s a magic phrase that just kind of ends the conversation and absolves you of your bullshit.
Fetishizing me is not a compliment, it’s propping up harmful sexual stereotypes and, it too, is racist. Think of it like learning a new language, better still, think of it like unlearning a racist one.
There was even a Twitter account @Grindr Racism that had regularly called out racist interactions in messaging.
Sloterdyk defended the dating app by noting the “Grindr for Equality” program, which he says works with LGBT organizations that promote social justice, better health, and other issues.
Jack’d called the problem “rampant.” reached out for comment from Grindr, and its vice president of marketing, Peter Sloterdyk, said "sexual racism is a larger problem within our community and impacts all dating apps, not just Grindr." Grindr, he said, does "prohibit the use of offensive or racist language and encourage our community to report offending profiles through our app's built-in system." A negative report could lead to either censorship of a profile or a ban, he said.
Alon Rivel, director of global marketing at Jack’d, said in the news release that Jack’d has a “zero-tolerance” policy for racism, inviting users to report discrimination to customer service.
Therefore, our desire to date within our own race, when we choose to, is not rooted in any assertion made by society that we’re better than anyone else.