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Dear Grindr Folks,
Firstly, I would like to thank you for the work you are doing on racism and discrimination. Moreover, Grindr brings the opportunity for people to connect. According, to research dating apps make it more likely for people of different ethnicities to connect. For example, if someone, say, white, sends a message to a brown person. The brown person may not respond at first, but the next time, a white person writes, they may.
The the reason I am composing this message is because I came to wonder why Grindr employs terms such as ethnicity and then add options such white, black, etc. Firstly, these are not ethnicities, but a different way to rank and categorize people. There is a notion that people have ‘preferences’ However, where does ‘preference’ stop, and where does bias, prejudice, discrimination, or racism begin? It may seem, in all the effort to fight racism and discrimination Grindr is using the same principles that divide people.
Preferences are not set in stone. Just like in real life, the more exposure you get to different people, the more diverse preferences get. The message should be, we are born equal, we are connected regardless of ***, gender, sexuality or ethnicity. Encourage people to talk to someone they may have not otherwise met in their everyday life.
We can use globalization and the internet to do even better.
In case there is an interest to look deeper into the matter, the statements above are based on research.
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