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Preference or Racism? Watch Gay guys react to race preferences in Grindr profiles
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Preference or Racism? Watch Gay guys react to race preferences in Grindr profiles

If you think “Vanilla or Spice, no chocolate nor rice” crosses the line from playful taste-labelling to racist discrimination, then you’ll probably agree with the five gay men who comment on similar such racist Grindr profile disclaimers in the following video. 
After scrolling through a handful of shockingly racist Grindr profiles, the diverse group of men, most of whom have been victims of Grindr discrimination, weigh in on what it feels like to interact with the sometimes down-right hostile online community. They also discuss the important difference between preference and discrimination. “I feel like blocking out an entire ethnic group is wrong.” Says one participant. “Its racism.”
You can watch the video below:

If you have been on Grindr lately, as I have, you will see that this explicit racism is unfortunately still depicted in some profiles. Some guys just don’t get it. Grindr is a social space, where men go to meet, just like any other. It would not be acceptable to treat people that way in person and it is not acceptable to do it online either.  What I try to do, because I’m that guy, is message the perpetrators and let them know that what they are saying is racist and just wrong. They often block me after that, which I hope means that they get the message. 
Happy Grinding!

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