They are also America’s most racially diverse generation.
In all of these dimensions, they are different from today’s older generations.
Flaton said, “whiteness equals all that is good, while blackness is all that is bad.” Ok Cupid’s research supports this claim.
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“Culture plays a tremendously important role in determining our perceptions of attractiveness,” said Dr. Flaton, associate professor of psychology at Hofstra University.Unsurprisingly, most “yes’s” go unanswered, but there are patterns: For example, Asian women responded to white men who “yessed” them 7.8% of the time, more often than they responded to any other race.On the other hand, white men responded to black women 8.5% of the time—less often than for white, Latino, or Asian women.It concludes that the United States hasn’t yet reached a post-racial era. The study, following the method of OKCupid, considered the online preferences of more than one million subscribers to a mainstream online dating service.Each subscriber stated a dating preference: for someone of their own race, for someone outside of their race, or for someone of any race.
Perhaps most surprising is that among men, all racial groups preferred another race over their own.