Jeanetta Williams, spokeswoman for NAACP, said she thought the billboard was strange but didn’t feel like the site was a hate group.
According to the 20 Hollywood Diversity Report, minorities “remain underrepresented on every front.” They’ve reported that “more than half of films had casts that were 10% minority or less.” (The Every Single Word Spoken project is a great illustration of this.) Hollywood is also hot. The problem is that no one is inundating us with hot Asian guys, or hot black women who aren’t Kerry Washington. You’ve met all of them, and not a SINGLE PERSON does it for you? Of course it is hard to parse out what turns you on due to pheromones and what turns you on due to cultural influence, but even allowing that both play a part is a huge step in the right direction. Whether workplaces adhere to their goals of diversity is another, much longer, discussion, but the guidelines are there. But somehow, dating someone based on their skin is not.
So when I ask my clients who their celebrity crush is, they pick white people. I know it’s awful, but I’m just not attracted to black people.” Often, what I want to respond is: 1) There are other races besides white and black. Man, you must be exhausted after traversing the ENTIRE GLOBE searching for just ONE black person that you could get it up for! But this kind of racism is so deep-seated, so ingrained, that people genuinely believe their attractions are chemical. Now switch the scenario and pretend it’s an employer, discussing who to hire (maybe replace children with interns? We’re comfortable (theoretically) with integrating our schools and workplaces, but we stop short when it comes, quite literally, too close to home. As Ward says, “You cannot control what you’re not aware of.
Russell told the Washington Post the site is “about equal opportunity”.
I just believe it’s hypocrisy to say ‘one group can do this, but another can’t’.” Russell is new to the online dating industry, having previously worked in car sales.
I was surprised when they would put up billboards here so you can meet other white singles because everyday you can meet white singles.