Part of that, he said, will begin with his own self-acceptance to undo the damage years of dating stereotypes have brought on him."I want people to take away from this work that this is real, that it doesn't 'happen to everyone,'" Johnson explained to .
"It's probably happened to your black gay friend, the black girl at your office, your Latina friend, or the Asian girl you messaged on Ok Cupid.
The men were assigned scores based on their responses.
There has been a substantial amount of commentary about sexual racism among men who have sex with men but, until now, no one has tried to quantify it.
Online, I see so many demanding that their partners not have any trace of femininity ...
There's so much more to being a man than fitting a narrowly enforced view of masculinity," Johnson explained.
Callander told The Daily Beast that his team’s survey will require further refinement going forward but he called it “a good start.”Even before the researchers compared the men’s attitudes on race and online dating to their QDI scores, they unearthed some telling data points.
"On an individual level, a person can't really control who turns them on — and almost everyone has a 'type,' one way or another," Christian Rudder, an Ok Cupid founder behind 2009's analysis, in a video, "The data shows that people are systematically expressing preferences that echo the negative racial stereotypes that exist in society.For white gay men on the site, 43% said they would strongly prefer to date someone of the same racial background as them.For black gay men, just 6% expressed such a preference.Those who deploy these disclaimers defend themselves from accusations of “racism” by claiming that they merely have “preferences” for certain races over others. There is a reason, they insist, that men of color are most often pushed to the sexual wayside. Debates around “sexual racism,” as researchers have labeled it, are particularly heated within the gay community, although it is certainly a source of controversy in heterosexual circles as well.Wrote one gay blogger, “Don’t tell me I can’t have a preference! It is also an argument that could soon be settled by emerging sociological research.