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You won’t be surprised to know that those individuals behave in a way that is completely consistent with their stated preference.It seems that for those with a same-race preference it is not a lack of self-awareness that is causing them to misrepresent their racial preferences. On Wednesday, writer Tiffany Jolene took to Facebook with a very specific dating frustration.“If your primary reason for dating white women is because you’re under the self centered delusion that they are more ‘submissive’ and understanding of your inherent refusal to get your s - - t together without the help of a romantic partner, I am not the Caucasian for you,” she wrote in a status update.Asians are the only ethic group in which men’s same-race preference is (slightly) greater than the women of their race, with both close to 21%.Hispanic women have a lower stated same race preference than another ethnicity of women, but it is still greater than of Hispanic men.To really estimate how much men care about race you would have to find a different measure, like perhaps physical beauty.There is a whole other group that I haven’t talked about here and that is men and women who state up-front that they prefer mates of a different race over those of the same race.
The concept of revealed preference is an important one for economists, which is why we rarely rely on surveys to determine preferences.
As I wrote earlier this week, one of the reasons economists like to use dating Web sites for data on mate choice is that people often don’t act in a way that is consistent with their stated preferences.