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White men preferred Asian and Latino dating partners to African Americans; white women were more likely to exclude Asian men.According to Feliciano, negative portrayals of African American women and Asian men in popular culture could contribute to these preferences.Ethnicity was one of about a dozen such fields that constituted a complete profile. As of our latest release, Scruff has started sending in-app messaging to profiles in the United States with racial language in their descriptions.At no time was a statement of ethnicity ever required to use Scruff. The messaging looks like this: We hope to increase the awareness of and conversation about issues of race and discrimination on our app and in the community at large.Furthermore, we value our role in bringing together a diverse and caring group of men who are ultimately seeking community and love.The time has come for us to take a moment, shine a light on the consequences of racial words, and encourage a broader conversation.The founders, creators, and employees of Scruff all feel a duty to our members and to the global LGBTQ community, and do our best to meet and surpass those high standards every day.We are grateful for the trust our community has placed in us and hope, by encouraging more empathy, we can ensure the connections made on Scruff are rooted in tolerance, respect, and love.
I can answer these questions personally: I do believe that racial preferences in dating can rightly be labeled as sexual racism, and when racial language is found in online dating profiles, extreme racism is brought one step closer to being acceptable.We thank everyone who continues to be a member of our community, especially those of you who have been with us for so many years.I also acknowledge Scruff's critics, who hold Scruff to high standards of conduct and point out where we can do better.In addition to these new notifications, Scruff will no longer show ethnicity by default.Only members who include data about their own ethnicity will see ethnicity metadata on other profiles.
Historically, Scruff has always allowed members to enter their ethnicity, and since 2013 has allowed members to search their nearby grid by numerous factors, ethnicity included.