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Published:January 2nd, 2016 10:02 EST
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Faux Outrage Over WhereWhitePeopleMeet.Com Dating Site

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A billboard surfaced in Salt Lake City, Utah, advertising a white-only dating site called Where White People Meet. 

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The controversial dating site boasts a one-race, heterosexual only dating experience  despite claiming the contrary on its homepage.

`I just don`t think it`s the way to teach our kids to love all when you see billboards like that,` Salt Lake City resident Kim Gilbert said of the billboard."

Opposing Views

As sure as night follows day every so often the Internet erupts in faux outrage, "Where White People Meet" is the controversy du jour.

There are Web sites that are geared towards every race, sexual orientation, religion and social class under the sun, what`s so controversial about a dating site created specifically for heterosexual white people?

We`ve all seen commercials for ChristianMingle.Com, FarmersOnly.Com, BlackPeopleMeet.Com, OurTime.Com  ...

There is nothing racist about a white person who prefers dating within his own race, just as there is nothing racist about a black person who dates only blacks or an Asian who dates only Asians.

If you`re black and you are offended by WhereWhitePeopleMeet.Com, I`m sure there`s a Web site called WhereBlackMenMeetFatWhiteWomen.Com, and if there isn`t instead of wasting your time complaining about the whites only dating site, expend your energy creating a dating Web site tailored to your preferences.

I`m Hispanic and I find nothing offensive or racist about WhereWhitePeopleMeet.Com, the beauty of the Internet is that you can find anything online, including a dating Web site that will meet with your approval.

Read More:

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/where-white-people-meet-billboard-white-straight-only-dating-site-appears-salt-lake-city

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