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Long before "White Privilege" was a Macklemore songit was and continues to be a social reality with tendrils extending into virtually all facets of Online dating white guys only society.

Some of its manifestations are a matter of life and death; others are subtle annoyances known as "microaggressions" which can build up and contribute to a general sense of not feeling safe or comfortable in a world that was never designed with us in mind.

As good as it might feel for those with white privilege to pretend we live in a "post-racial" society, one has only to give most dating sites the most cursory of glances to shut down this notion altogether.

The biases and snap judgments that permeate our society are amplified through technologyand the swipe-to-reject models of popular dating sites can be utterly frustrating for people of color, because judgments based on photos are highly susceptible to the stereotypes and implicit biases that come into play when viewing photos of strangers. However, have you ever taken an Implicit Association Test for racial bias?

You can take one here. You might find the results surprising. While these sites can seem to offer safe spaces for people looking to exclusively date people with shared cultural identities, the need for separate, race-siloed spaces to feel safe strikes me as outdated.

Ferguson's "separate but equal. And yet, can you really blame marginalized people for seeking out safety and comfort? InOkCupid released a "Race Report. Male non-black users "applied a penalty to black women. We're talking about the conflation of race with tired tropes about masculinity, femininity, class, and real people reduced to exotic caricatures.

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