Columbia university reveals racial preferences in dating
Johnson staffer Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who coauthored the Howard University address with speechwriter Richard Goodwin, told me in a 1995 interview, “It always seemed to me that you would take care of this race problem in the context of the class problem.” In September 1965, Johnson issued Executive Order 11246 calling for federal contractors to take “affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, , King called for a “Bill of the Rights for the Disadvantaged” as the proper response to centuries of racial discrimination.Because of the effects of racism, blacks would disproportionately benefit from class-based efforts, but, King wrote, “It is a simple matter of justice that America, in dealing creatively with the task of raising the Negro from backwardness, should also be rescuing a large stratum of the forgotten white poor.”King was also deeply concerned that racial-preference policies would divide America’s progressive coalition of working-class whites and blacks.
This was especially true of white users and women users.The only groups not to be categorically discriminated against were white men and Asian women.Last year, Ok Trends updated their research with five additional years’ worth of data, culled from some 25 million users.First, let’s keep this in perspective, here are the correlations from the GSS for married individuals for several variables of note (I’ve filtered for whites here): Ethnicity – 0.40 Highest Degree – 0.55 Socioeconomic index – 0.32 I think it’s interesting to note that the variable which reveals meritocratic achievement has the highest correlation.Ethnicity is something you’re born into, and socioeconomic index is a metric which derives from the milieu in which you were raised.Rather, what does surprise are a series of papers that show a very strong asymmetry in strength of preference between males and females.
To be crass about it, an attractive warm body will do for a man, but women strongly prefer a body with the packaging of their own race!
The subjects were drawn from students in graduate and professional schools at Columbia University.
Participants were recruited through a combination of mass email and flyers posted throughout the campus and handed out by research assistants.
This post is going to review some findings in a paper which attempts to both describe the differences in race preference for dating by race and across genders, and, why those differences might emerge the way that they do.
The paper is Racial Preferences in Dating, Review of Economic Studies (click the link to download and read the whole thing yourself! Here’s the abstract: We examine racial preferences in dating.
In both eastern and western societies, the decision of marriage is usually made after a learning period during which people engaged in a relationship grow confidence and trust in each other, i.e. In particular, I analyzed the gender differences in dating preferences, and what is the most desired attribute in choosing a dating partner.