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“Being in the gay community has taught me what it feels like to be a minority and outcasted from the general public.
Working at Jack'd has given me the platform to bring inclusion to the gay community and remind everyone that we need to come together especially with the current political climate regardless of race.
Jack’d called the problem “rampant.” reached out for comment from Grindr, and its vice president of marketing, Peter Sloterdyk, said "sexual racism is a larger problem within our community and impacts all dating apps, not just Grindr." Grindr, he said, does "prohibit the use of offensive or racist language and encourage our community to report offending profiles through our app's built-in system." A negative report could lead to either censorship of a profile or a ban, he said.
Alon Rivel, director of global marketing at Jack’d, said in the news release that Jack’d has a “zero-tolerance” policy for racism, inviting users to report discrimination to customer service.
Grindr isn’t the only dating app that includes profiles called racist, but Rivel notes that Grindr, “whether we like it or not, is the leader in the gay dating app space and they set a tone for the rest of the gay community.” “Grindr has been highlighted in the press repeatedly as being racist and only profiling men who fit one standard of beauty,” Rivel told warned, “Here's One Brutal Truth Every White Gay Man Needs to Hear” and wrote about Grindr as a place where “gay men brandish their racial dating preferences” with “unapologetic bravado.” Those are just two examples among many.
Racial preferences in dating are quite common, and women appear to exhibit stronger same-race preferences than men.Keep in mind that Ok Cupid users can skip a question with ease.The people who answered this question had every opportunity to pass it by.” If, like me, you are a compact American, you could save an enormous amount of time by ruling out women who are uninterested in dating smaller men.All of the time you’d otherwise waste on messaging statuesque beauties could instead be spent indulging in more fruitful leisure time pursuits, like hang-gliding or backgammon.” or, my personal favorite, “Do you find British comedies entertaining?” Questions are an important part of what makes Ok Cupid work.Rivel tells that fighting racism, though, is everyone’s job at Jack'd.“I feel that it is my moral responsibility to bring the gay community closer together regardless of race,” Rivel said.This is a more important question than you might think.Before I start throwing stones, I should note that my upbringing has given me a skewed perspective on American life.