Here at believe that all people, regardless of race, creed, color or religion deserve to be happy and that no one should go through life alone.Over the weekend, a new billboard in West Valley City, Utah, drew national attention to a contentious new dating website: Where White People Meet.And yet, regardless of what Russell thinks about his site or his own intentions, there’s no denying that dating is racially motivated — and online dating, demonstrably so.Data from Ok Cupid, the most transparent of the mainstream dating sites, has repeatedly shown a sitewide bias against people of colour.“If we want equal rights in this country, it has to be equal rights for everybody.” Russell points to his site’s recent traffic as evidence that others agree: More than 100,000 people visited White People Meet on Sunday, and — as of this writing — 1,033 people have registered to browse the site for free.(Russell would not share how many had actually become paying members.) He insists that the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive thus far; it’s the people criticizing him, he says, who don’t truly understand the true nature of race and racism.
No matter — by any name, they're virtually guaranteed to be full of white people eager to partake in the tradition of paying exorbitant prices for goods/services that can easily be produced/rendered with a quick Google search and small bit of effort. (“Every kind of way you can measure their success on a site — how people rate them, how often they reply to their messages, how many messages they get — that’s all reduced,” the site’s data scientist once told NPR.) Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has also found that “racial segregation in romantic networks” is not only “robust,” but “ubiquitous.” I ask Russell if he’s at all aware or concerned that white people already had the upper hand in online dating.“It’s our right to have this business,” he replied — the “we” presumably referring to white people, generally.been identified as "gifted," that kid's parents will likely tell you it's simply because incompetent teachers, tutors, psychologists, behavioral experts, counselors and therapists haven't been able to identify that child's important talent quite yet. Not content with being the darling of so many white people under 40, Mayer has now taken up performing with surviving members of the Grateful Dead in a bid to win the hearts, minds and souls of white people over 60.