One interesting thing is to compare what you see above with what those same users have about their racial attitudes.
Answers to match questions have been getting significantly less biased over time: And yet the underlying behavior has stayed the same.
Ok Cupid’s gives you men – non-black men applied a penalty to black women – while black men showed little racial preference either way women – all women preferred men of their own race – but they otherwise penalized both Asian and black men Here’s how the exact person-to-person numbers shook out: The values in these tables are “preference vs.
As such, it’s different from a look at, say, unemployment numbers or test scores.
the average.” Think of them as how people weigh race in deciding attraction.
Move one square to the left, and you see that they think Latinos are 1% above average, and so on.
It’s a night for our country to celebrate, and for the world to celebrate.” Meanwhile, that same evening, American Google Searches for the word “nigger” hit an all-time high.) a few questions always seem to come up.
It really felt like something had changed about the way America perceived and thought about race, and for at least that brief moment, the nation appeared united.
For example, below are the numbers from Date Hookup, a site that we acquired a few years ago (but that still operates independently.) Date Hookup has a distinct userbase, a distinct user acquisition model, a distinct interface, yet their data reflects the same basic biases: While Ok Cupid is large enough that its demographics reflect the general Internet-using public, Date Hookup is a niche site particularly popular with Latinos and blacks (those groups comprise 13% and 20% of the site, respectively.) Other sites in our portfolio, with still different demographics and business models, show the same attraction patterns.