Researchers studied whether same-race preferences in online dating could be drawn neatly along ideological lines.
Those who identified as politically conservative were more candid in their same-race preference than liberals or moderates.
The event, which corralled graduate students of all backgrounds, provided each pairing with four minutes to strike up a conversation.
Asian men, who accounted for over 20 percent of the dating body, were at a considerable disadvantage in the experiment.
The only groups not to be categorically discriminated against were white men and Asian women.
European beauty standards remain the dominant aesthetic in our culture.This multilateral web of discrimination is one reason for the balkanization of dating into factional—or “niche”—services.The role of media in shaping desire shouldn’t be overlooked.The scarcity of Asian men in Western media creates an imaginative lacuna in the minds of men and women in dating situations.An analysis of the 100 highest-grossing films of 2014 found that Asians constituted only 5.3 percent of speaking characters.