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"If we want equal rights in this country, it has to be equal rights for everybody." If you poke around the Where White People Meet website, it feels like the shell of something that hasn't found its footing.
In a section advertising its active users, only 11 were present when I checked at midday Tuesday: When you try to perform a "man seeking a man" search or a "woman seeking a woman" search, the site forces you to seek a heterosexual match.
Sam Russell is the 53-year-old mastermind behind Where White People Meet, a dating site whose title explains its purpose. I dated a black woman once," Russell told the Washington Post.Instead, he explains, he believes it's cultural, and because white culture is so dominant, it skews what we find attractive toward whiteness: Beauty is a cultural idea as much as a physical one, and the standard is of course set by the dominant culture. One interesting thing about Ok Cupid’s interface is that we allow people to select more than one race, so you can actually look at people who’ve combined "white" with another racial description. In fact it goes a long way towards undoing any bias against you.With this kind of upper hand, the concept of Where White People Meet is sort of puzzling.It also found that white women tend to reply to white men and exclude nonwhite men."[W]hite women have an above-average compatibility with almost every group.