I’m a bit surprised at men’s openness to interracial dating.
“I just don’t think it’s the way to teach our kids to love all when you see billboards like that,” Kim Gilbert said.
Local resident Michelle Dessau added that the site is “exclusionary.” “I just feel we should be past that whole mindset of staying within our own race and segregation pretty much,” Dessau told Fox.
Speaking about one of Russell's billboards that recently went up in Utah, the spokeswoman for the NAACP branch said, "If it were some type of a hate group that was putting these billboards up, we would take a closer look at the actual target.
The dating service claims to serve mainly white people.
Because he "dated a black woman once."Russell told The Washington Post, "The last thing in the world I am is racist. He explained to Fox 13, "What prompted the idea is I was at home a few months ago sick watching daytime television being bombarded with whereblackpeoplemeet.com, farmersonly.com, LDS Singles, Christian Mingle, you name it there were websites out there."Russell, who lives in Utah, says his website allows anyone to join, regardless of race or ethnicity."It's that simple.
It wasn't in any way shape or form based on racism or any of those types of things at all.
We're not racist in the slightest bit."While some are questioning the businessman's motives, the NAACP of Salt Lake City didn't find anything offensive about a site that is geared toward white people.