Learn more about how Oath collects and uses data and how our partners collect and use data.Select ' OK' to allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or ' Manage options' to review our partners and your choices.Marron explains: ‘Racial “preferences” are shaped by learned values.’ He then says: ‘When you’re judging a person based solely on their racial background, you’re acting on generalizations you’ve learned to associate with that person’s appearance or heritage.

We actually learn how to define what is attractive from those around us,’ he says.

He then explains Western beauty standards glorify white people.

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My problem with this suggestion is it implies your preference is something you can do something about. Okay, if you do: b) do you also agree that 'gay-conversion 'therapy'' is possible?Tip: Sign In to save these choices and avoid repeating this across devices.You can always update your preferences in the Privacy Centre.A new video perfectly explains why having ‘preferences‘ on gay dating apps is racist.Produced by MTV Decoded and guest hosted by Dylan Marron, the video explains why writing ‘Only into white guys’ on your dating profile is actually structural racism.The two different types of preference ('a': I will only date 'x'; and 'b': I will never date 'y') are different though and I think 'a' is less likely to indicate a racist attitude than 'b'. If you said "I am only interested in low-maintenance women, so I can't date a black woman," or "I am only attracted to petite women, so I'm not interested in dating a black woman," that would be pretty textbook racial prejudice.