No less than Karl Rove captured the moment well: “an African-American candidate who was aspirational and inspirational…is very powerful. Q: Is it possible that some small number of users is throwing off the averages? For example, 82% of non-black men on Ok Cupid show some bias against black women.
It’s a night for our country to celebrate, and for the world to celebrate.”Meanwhile, that same evening, American Google Searches for the word “nigger” hit an all-time high.†† I learned this from the work of Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a researcher at Google.) a few questions always seem to come up. And, similarly, it’s not outliers among the women driving the results. Anytime you’re trying to make an impression on a stranger.
(So do black women, which is one reason why Viola Davis has repeatedly celebrated her protagonist's sexual desirability and prowess.) Short of personally evaluating enough members of a single race to form a statistically significant judgment on their sexual viability, we tend to rely on popular culture to shape popular opinion.
We looked at race in one of our very first posts, and today I’d like to revisit the topic with fresh data.
So, for example, in the bottom-right corner of the lower table, you see that white women think white men are 17% more attractive than the average guy.
Move one square to the left, and you see that they think Latinos are 1% above average, and so on.
(MTV News' webseries has a good — and educating — rundown of this history.) This is where the "tiny Asian penis" jokes on our talk shows, playgrounds and Oscar stages come from.