Swiping While Black

In this week’s episode of What’s Happening, host Meerah Powell talks about a story she wrote about online dating as a black woman in Oregon. She chats with a close friend about her experiences online dating on platforms like OKCupid and Tinder and with a non-binary trans person about their experiences online dating on the app Grindr. She also talks with her co-worker, Kelly Kenoyer, about an experiment the two conducted for the story where both Kenoyer, a white woman, and Powell, a black woman, made online dating profiles to see what kind of response they would receive. Make sure to grab a print issue of Eugene Weekly in its little red boxes every Thursday or check us out online at www.eugeneweekly.com.

Music in this episode:
– “Say Something” by Ryan Little
– “Angelina (Bonus)” by Makaih Beats
– “Random Thoughts” by Audiobinger