March 08, 2017

CTV article claims that preferring to date white women over black women is 'racism'

StaffRebel Columnist

A new article by CTV titled “Black woman, 'white' profile: Exposing racism in online dating” implies that wishing to date someone of a certain race is actually 'racist'.

The story explains that when 36-year-old Hadiya Roderique made a dating profile she got very few matches. The article claims that she only received five messages in three days, and one or two messages each day thereafter.

However, when she put her white friend's photo on the app, she proceeded to get many more messages. This apparently meant that 'racism' was a big factor in the digital dating scene.

Roderique told CTV's Your Morning Wednesday that “When you conduct interviews with people, they generally express that they are happy to date outside their race.”

“I think that people are really reluctant to reach out across a racial divide,” she added.

She then got her Ph.D friend Jessica to assist her. “We're about the same height and weight and similar attractiveness, so I asked if she was willing to be my guinea pig,” Roderique claimed.

With Jessica wearing the same clothes as Roderique, she apparently got even more results. Then Roderique decided to digitally alter a photo of herself to look white. She alleges that this profile got the most messages of all, but doesn't say whether or not these were positive replies.

You can see the photos for yourself at this link. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you think this fake profile picture would receive negative or positive attention.

Roderique does admit people might have seen Jessica's photo as “cuter” and “more approachable”, but insists that her profiles received approximately the same number of views as the one with Jessica's photo.

SOUND OFF in the comments: do you think the word 'racism' is thrown around way too often?

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commented 2017-03-09 15:36:06 -0500
This is joke, you think because I do not find most women of colour attractive that I am reacist makes you the racist. I don’t care for brunettes either. This is a joke!
commented 2017-03-09 13:52:29 -0500
What a crock! if finding one race more sexually attractive than another is racist, then being heterosexual is homophobic. Not attracted to transvestites? You’re now transphobic. You could thereby extend this to anything considered erotic or fetishistic. Into brunettes? You’re discriminating against the blonde community. Like thin women? You’re a anti- fat body-shamer. You can’t win.
commented 2017-03-09 13:12:51 -0500
One, why is CTV making news instead of reporting it.

Two, I think really this is more about an age where we judge based on looks more than character. I’m as guilty as the next guy.

It’s difficult finding that one to marry. Maybe it is hard for a black women in a majority white nation, but it is equally hard as a Christian, as you basically narrow any results by another 90% looking for someone compatible.
commented 2017-03-09 10:31:24 -0500
@dr Genius..actually it is called “heteronormative heterocentric heterosexism”…no I’m not kidding.

Oh and to that list of overbearing claims made by SJWs….gauleiter,commisar,chaparone, self appointed 12 step sponser, re-education camp director, add….MATCHMAKER
commented 2017-03-09 00:43:04 -0500
You can see where this is going. Arranged marriages by Justin.
commented 2017-03-09 00:15:46 -0500
This qualifies as a news story on CTV? Surprised they didn’t blame Trump!
commented 2017-03-08 23:28:16 -0500
Well, then even most black men I know are racist.

Happy to be known as one as well. Although I tend to simply call myself a realist.

Simply another attack on the white male -the person who built the western world.

Truth is not welcome in this day and age.
commented 2017-03-08 20:08:53 -0500
Pseudoscience… It doesn’t have enough credibility one way or the other to be dignified with an opinion.
commented 2017-03-08 19:16:09 -0500
I met a very nice black lady i like very much back in the late 90’s , she liked me as well, but after a while she told me her friends would not approve, so we just left it at that.
commented 2017-03-08 19:14:49 -0500
I seem to have been around lots of racist black guys in my club days then. They seemed to prefer white women.
commented 2017-03-08 18:48:14 -0500
It IS so stupid. We prefer what we prefer. Men typically are more let’s say superficial when it comes to looks. I use to be attracted to Pilipino women, when I was young, until my mother told me they get wrinkly in old age. LOL. It is hard to get Asian people to be honest on this, because they are a super polite culture, but if truthful many if not most Asians find Caucasians ugly. Or we “all look the same” to them.
commented 2017-03-08 18:47:44 -0500
Love is blind, and our legal system was supposed to be blind too!
I agree with Evelyn, they just didn’t like her.
commented 2017-03-08 17:49:37 -0500
And preferring one sex over another is called “sexism”!
commented 2017-03-08 17:41:59 -0500
Yeah, we need quotas for dating and reproduction in general – affirmative action for dating now! This is just so silly, as much as anything else. People prefer what they prefer, for complex reasons, including biological/genetic, as well as sociological/psychological reasons (for example, someone might remind us unconsciously of a friend from childhood, or a parent or sibling, etc., and we react positively to this.) An interesting study is referenced in this piece; the study indicated that within-race preference exists even in infants (ie, it seems to be hard wired into us).
commented 2017-03-08 17:39:32 -0500
That silly lady who feels so neglected should really think better of herself. She should realize that she is special in her own right. Men (of likely all races) didn’t choose her, not because she is black. No, they really didn’t choose her because they disliked “her”. :)
Is she implying that a black man who dates white women, or white women who date black men must therefore be racist.?? I can’t stand Mulroney — does that make me racist or sexist? CTV seems to be hard up for Fake News.
commented 2017-03-08 16:39:02 -0500
Feminists want to be your political gauleiter AND YOUR CHAPARONE….they of course would never put up with you doing that to them.

commented 2017-03-08 16:22:20 -0500
CTV article claims that preferring to date white women over black women is ‘racism’”

Well, I guess white women won’t be dated by the politically correct anymore.

I can’t say that it is bad for the white women. Maybe those politically correct white women will be dated by right wing/conservative men and possibly learn something by the doing.
commented 2017-03-08 16:18:51 -0500
“Been dating the same white woman for 54 years now. That doesn’t make me racist, it makes me a great grandfather.” – No, No, No… in 2017 it makes you a misogynist as your wife hasn’t had the freedom to try other relationships… come on get with the program….
commented 2017-03-08 15:58:56 -0500
Been dating the same white woman for 54 years now. That doesn’t make me racist, it makes me a great grandfather.
commented 2017-03-08 15:44:48 -0500
The majority of North Americans are white. Ergo, most people on that peculiar dating site would usually choose people of their same race and background.

There could be other reasons why she did not get the number of hits she expected, such as, well, she isn’t exactly a raving beauty, black or Photoshopped white. Many people go on these sites and get virtually no hits.

So what is the point of this exercise? What is the point of CTV stirring up negative race relations other than to try and humble and infer racism by whites?

Perhaps she would have better luck at a predominantly black web site. Try the same experiment and see if her white friend still get more hits. Who knows, maybe at a mostly black web site she might get more hits from white men.

Its all silly. People have too much time on their hands to find problems instead of living life.
commented 2017-03-08 15:06:22 -0500
Sexual attraction has nothing to do with being racist. Some men prefer blonds, some prefer redheads, some prefer larger women while some prefer smaller; hey, whatever turns you on. It ain’t racist, it’s hormones.