“Tend to prefer sane, masculine, caucasian (no offense to other flavours though)”: Racial-Sexual Preferences, Entitlement, and Everyday Racism
The second analytic chapter centers on interviewees’ encounters with racism and Islamophobia online, and identifies “racism on Grindr” as a gamut of recurring speech patterns that circulate on the platform. These patterns include persistent questions of origin, racial-sexual exclusions (e.g. “No Asians”), racial-sexual fetishes, links between immigrants and economic opportunism, and insults directed at a user’s race, nationality, or perceived religion. Encounters with racist speech are central to many immigrants’ experiences on socio-sexual platforms, and prompt some users to challenge hegemonic discourses on app.
KeywordsEveryday racism Sexual racism Entitlement racism Fetish Islamophobia Xenophobia
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