Thursday, June 2, 2016

Report: Racism in the Gay Community causes Stress and Withdrawal from the Community

In a wonderful article by Matthew Rodriquez called, “Here’s One Brutal Truth Every White Gay Man Needs to Hear,” he talks about the racism he's experienced on the gay dating apps.

Also in the article, he points out a 2015 study that give us the harsh truth how gays of color are treated online

Matthew reports:
Sexual racism, which the authors called "largely indistinguishable from generic forms of racism," leads men of color to "disconnect" from apps and, by extension, the larger community. According to the study, 84% of gay and bisexual men of color experienced racism in the gay community, and 77% of those men experienced stress as a result.

"Our findings highlight that sexual racism — as an expression of racism generally — is an ongoing issue for men who seek out other men online, and that men engage in a range of strategies for mitigating the negative effects of racial prejudice in this domain," the researchers wrote.
In 2016, we;re still dealing with this mess.

1 comment:

lucifer' place said...

...and they want Civil Rights ???

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