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”But despite criticisms that the website is inherently racist, Sam Russell, the 53-year-old Utah man who founded the website with his wife Tami, told the Washington Post that the site is not racially motivated in any way.
He insisted that it was born of the idea that singletons of “every origin, race, religion and lifestyle” can find someone for them, even white people.“It’s about equal opportunity,” Russell said.
The creator of the online dating website Where White People Meet has been getting some questions about why he and his wife would build such a site.
The answer, according to the website’s “About Us” page, is “why not?
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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.
Rudder doesn't believe it's outright racism that drives this trend.
The thought being: Why do white people need a dating site that's specifically for them when they've already cornered so many other dating sites?
The Washington Post's Caitlin Dewey asked Russell just that.
But what seems to have escaped Russell is that white people can already find each other with ease on these apps—and in real life, especially in Russell’s state of Utah, which is 91% white. ”Where White People Meet” could pretty much describe almost every online dating website.
In fact, the online dating game can feel rigged if you’re not white—OKCupid has found that all men, regardless of race or ethnicity, were more likely to rate black women negatively—and those numbers haven’t changed much since 2009.