The survey found that 27 percent of Americans overall said more interracial marriage was good for society, compared to 17 percent ...Suppose you're a straight woman thumbing through Tinder while waiting for the train, avoiding your homework, or bored at work.
Pew's February Political Typology Poll asked people about recent trends in American society.
Pew asked if "more people of different races marrying each other" was good or bad society.
Katie never said "too not-white," "too poor," or "too uneducated." We cloak those judgments in language that generally circles the issue: "Nothing in common," "he wouldn't like me," "I can't see us together." Those statements aren't necessarily lies, but they're also not always full truths either — and often rely on overarching assumptions about what differences in race, class, education, and religion dictate not only in a relationship, but any interaction, romantic or otherwise.
After watching Katie and tinkering around on the app myself in a game-like fashion, I wanted to see if, relying on anonymity, I could get at the heart of the subconscious snap judgments behind each wipe. And are those assumptions "just human," or indicative of larger, enduring, and possibly destructive cultural divides?
Put differently, we swipe because someone's "hot," but we find someone "hot" based on unconscious codes of class, race, education level, religion, and corresponding interests embedded within the photos of their profile.
Essentially, we're constantly inventing narratives about the people who surround us — where he works, what he loves, whether our family would like him.
Katie's verdicts were often based on obvious, glaring "facts" of the profile: A 5-foot-7 male was "too short." A 39-year-old guy was decidedly "too old" for Katie's 33 years. But other swipes relied upon more a more vague, albeit immediate, calculus.
To be "too douchey" is to have a bad goatee, a shiny shirt, an unfortunate facial expression, or a certain type of sunglasses.
Indeed, some would argue that there's no reason to even explain: You can't argue with your genitals.
But maybe what we call the argument of one's genitals is, in truth, incredibly — and both consciously and subconsciously — influenced by the cultures in which we grow up as well as our distinct (and equally culturally influenced) ideas of what a "good couple" or "good relationship" would look like.
But the dark tan, large tattoo, long hair, and name like "Kip" indicate a lifestyle that is probably not that of an investment banker.