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Watch: The Daily Show Explores Sexual Racism 

Watch: The Daily Show Explores Sexual Racism

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When preference becomes discrimination. 

Dating in the digital age has pretty much granted carte blanche to racism in the guise of "preference." The Daily Show with Trevor Noah sent correspondents Jessica Williams and Ronny Chieng out into the dating pool to wade through all that discriminatory muck.

OKCupid co-founder and author of the dating statistics book Dataclysm Christian Rudder tells Williams and Chieng that there exists "systemic racial bias" in "pretty much every dating site" he's observed.

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African-American women and Asian men get the brunt of this bias: according to Rudder, 82% of non-black men have some sort of bias towards black women, while Asian men get the fewest messages and worst ratings of any group of guys.

"The media tells us what we think is beautiful," The Guardian's Zach Stafford explains. "When you live in a world that only shows white people being happy and in love and successful, even as people of color you're going to want that. And that's what fuels your dating desires and sexual racism, really."

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Check out the segment from last night's The Daily Show below:

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