Recently, a good friend from college tried setting me up with someone who she thought I would hit it off with.
Specifically, I’m talking about a racial hierarchy of dating that some dating websites, such as OKCupid, have published data on.
Except within the Muslim-American community, parents play a much larger role in mitigating potential interracial relationships, which in turn ends up shaping the racial hierarchy that prevails in these dating trends.
Taking into account both native and foreign born Muslims, the Pew study suggests that South Asians and Arabs together make up the majority of the Muslims in America, followed by a sizable number of Black Muslims, and the rest comprising a hodge podge of various other Muslim nations as mentioned above.
Despite the inherent diversity within the Muslim American community, these community social spaces tend to remain segregated.
Of the foreign born Muslims, 35% are South Asian, with 25% are of middle eastern/north African descent, with the rest a combination of sub-saharan African, iranian, european, and other parts of the globe.