Notably, we find that conservatives are not any more exacting than liberals on non-race attributes.Conservatives, that is, are not simply more selective in general, but rather exhibit a specific interest in race.If you thought race was irrelevant, then I hope the 2016 Presidential Election woke you up to reality: Race matters. If it didn’t, then the “alt-right” wouldn’t be front page of the New Yorker and Tupac would’ve had nothing to rap about. You should also try to learn as much as you can about your partner’s experiences, both from books and from your partner. Go binge This rule also applies to people of color dating other people of color.That said, there’s nothing wrong with dating someone of a different race as long as you’re respectful. No matter how many think-pieces you read and write, no matter how much time you spend listening to “ethnic” music, and no matter how oppressed you think you are, you will never be able to truly understand what your partner is going through. Every race faces their own stereotypes and struggles.The plot below shows same-race preferences, broken down by sex, race, and political ideology.Strikingly, even among political moderates, the majority (52%) of white women declare at least a weak (“nice to have”) preference to date someone of their own race.However, we also find that men and women of all political persuassions, even when they state not to have a race preference, behave as if they do.In particular, across demographic groups, users who claim not to have racial preferences are in fact two to three times as likely to click on a member’s photo if he or she is the same race as them.
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