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seconds. message go evening. as we witnessed another emotional climax of "the bachelor" tonight we begin here with a story about a very different kind of search for love. online dating has become increasingly sophisticated. you can now filter by age, gender gender, eye color, body weight,
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but has a new site called wherewhitepeoplemeet crossed the line? here's abc's gloria riviera. >> you're the person i wanan to spend my whole life with. >> reporter: while "the bachelor" finale makes it look like a fairy tale on tv -- >> lauren. will you marry me? >> yes. >> reporter: for many, finding love online can easily turn into a nightmare. >> this is my profile. >> reporter: just ask dawn pfrasier. >> i've had horrible, ridiculously bad dates. >> reporter: gettingomeone to respond to her messages, let alone go on a date, has roven to be a challenge. >> some people do distinguish that they only want a white person, or they only want asian. >> reporter: she's one of many women who say winning the game of online dating may all come
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>> i know as a black woman in this ononline dating world, it's going to mean that i'm going to have to contact multiple many more people in order to get a typical response t tt a person not of color might get on a normal day. >> reporter: in fact, the dating giant ok cupid says their numbers indicate male users were less likely to message black women and women were more likely to pass on asian,black, and la toon know men. but there's a new site that has many questioning how exact preferences can be. >> the first page is pretty much like every other dating website out there. >> reporter: sam and jody russell are the masterminds behind the two-month-old dating site, launching the businins with this billboard in their hometown of salt lake city, utah -- a region mor than 90% white. >here white people meet, the name alone, did you expect a little bit of backlash? >> we counted on that. that was part of our marketing plan. >> you knew it would be controversial? >> we knew it had to be.
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causing such offense the city made them take it down. >> i thought white people met everywherer >> reporter: the first question was, is this for real? >> i wanted a gal who shares my passion for celine dion. >> reporter: the site may have been the butt of many jokes -- >> i thought welready had a place where white people meet, isn't that "the bachelor"? >> reporter: it encapsulated the controversy surrounding race a a online dating. >> as the creators of this site you guys have been personally accused of being racist. >> we're not racist at all, without question. our lifestyle shows it. the things we do, the people we associate with, the way we day pres it. >> reporter: this say the site does too. users are not required to check a white racial preference. nor are they kicked off for not even though the name would suggest otherwise. but in the over $1 billion industry, being very specific is becoming the norm. nowadays sites are going the
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filter data options according to religion, height, body size, and race. >> united in faith and purpose. >> reporter: sites like christian mingle, our time for older daters, and -- >> >> reporter: these ads is how the idea came to him. what do you think people would be surprised to know about you, someone who's created a site called wherewhitepelemeet? >> my best friend dprog up was hispanic. i dated a black girl for while. we lived together a few months. this is when i was younger. i've got a lot of great black friends. so i think it does surprise people. i think a lot of people, when we first started the site, figured it was going to be some sort of a -- >> forum for white spremmists. >> are you saying it's taken someone with a reputation for someone being open, accepting, to start a conversation like this? >> maybe.
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>> mbe so. >> what do you hope the website does? for the conversation on racial equality? >> it maybe gets people talking. we realize that we don't have to get offended every time we hear the word white or we hear the word black. >> reporter: recent data shows 54% of millennials are dating outside their race. 88% saying they'd be open to it. put critics worry a site like this creates a forum for racial prejudice. >> i ithe terms it says you cannot do anything that what? >> correct, promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, orr physical harm of any kind against any group or individual. >> under that banner declarations of affiliation with white supremacist groups would fall under that? >> yes. >> absolutely. >> and/or some sort of a black action dreamist group. we're not going to allow it either way. >>hat are we looking at here? will you delete that? >> i go right here -- >> reporter: their son holden, high school senior, is responsible for monitoring the
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>> it's been like managing -- i go to high h hool every day. >> reporter: he goes through messages one by one, accepting and deleting those that have been flagged as inappropriate. >> tell me about some of the things you've had to take down. >> there's been a few profiles of peopleeho just go in and make a fake profile, like blackface, a picture off adof hitler. >> alarming stuff? >> alarming stuff, or pornograph images and stuff i've had to take off. >> reporter: comments on the controversy sta in. >> i love the controversy. i like the conversation as a whole. i don't have an issue with it at all. and i'm glad i can be a part of it, honestly. >> at 18, do you think you're prepared to do that? >> yeah, yeah. i kind of have -- like i said, that entrepreneurial spirit. so i've always -- >> this isn't about just business. it's also about a national conversation on racial discrimination. >> yeah. >> it's so appalling. because thehe implication of wre white pool meet is white people are having trouble meeting, which is not true.
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>> reporter: emma is founder of the service the dating ring. she says the majority of her clients have a racial preference, more often than not, it's white. >> people feel it's okay to say, i only want to date white people. you would never be able to say, i only want to hire white peopop. >> reporter: an issue she says goes beyond dating sites. >> if there's any experience where people are m ming negative generalizations about a huge swath of people based on the colo of their skin, then we need to be talking about it. >> reporter: a problem the rustles are now having to address. >> it's better to talk about it than leave it unsaid? >> by far. >> sure, when you don't talk about things -- we've gone a couple of radio@ shows where they would -- colored radio shows and they love sam. and they are saying thank you. >> do you think it's an opportunity for peoplpl to become educated? listening to you just now t tk about colored radio programs, that is a term that today the word "colored" alone is
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at. and they do. so my question is, do you think that there's something to be gained from opening the conversation around something as simple as a dating app that can help it's really for jody, i want to get her take on that. >> i think what it does, almost takes the handcuffs off. in a small way. if we're the people that start ththball rolling in talking about it and getting it so it's not a big deal, i think it's huge. >> a really key question that you want to ask yourself is, why is it that race is so important to you? en you begin to examine why it is, i believe that you'll find that it's not necessarily race that's important to you. but it could be vlues that are important to you. >> reporter: dawn is open to meeting men outside her race but she saysn today's world, if going on a date is the goal, a site targeting black singles just might be her b bt bet in finding the perfect match. >> i think thathe value is that you actually are going to get some responses.
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of traction. without feeling like the stigma of being a person of color. >> reporter: for "nightline," gloria riviera in salt lake city, utah. up next, we'll take you inside trump world. the rhetoric, the violence, the pepper spray, and the frantic efforts tonight to stop the trump juggernaut on the eve of potentially decisive primaries. but first -- an excluluve inside look at the making of the movie that took the galaxy by storm. a documentary taking fans behind the scenes of "star wars: the force awakens" previewed today for the first time. this cumentary, which will be available on the "star wars" blu-ray which comes out april 5th, reveals how the franchise's new villain adam driver got into costume and into character at the same time.
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we learn tonight donald trump will not face charges of
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carolina where a black protester was sucker-punched by a white trump supporter. but that has not stopped trump's rivals from calling him out for what this say is dangerous and incendiary rhetoric. on the eve of potentially decisive primaries, abc's david wright has been traveling with trump. >> reporter: tonight on the campaign trail, anger management. practically every stop. >> usa, usa! usa, usa! >> reporter: the candidate loses his patience but keeps his cool. >> let him go. he'll go back home to mom and she'lle angry at him. >> it's so good to be here. >> reporter: joined in tampa by america's most famous political hockey mom who cried foul. >> what we don't have time for is all that petty, punk-ass little thuggery stuff that's been going on with these quote-unquote protesters and the
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what the heck are you guys thinking, media? it doesn't make sense. >> reporter: as the trump campaign helps stoke america's outrage -- >> get her out of here. >> reporter: protesters have always been part of the cost of doing business. >> get her out. get him out of. get him out of here. get him out, get him out of here. >> reporter: that catch phrase is the andidate's version of what the apprentice used to say. >> you're fired. you're fired. you're fired. >> reporter: different trump reality show, same tried and true trump brand. money money money >> reporter: in that way the protesters play right into his hands. >> he pushes it up a little bit more, and we've seen him exercise this. it used to be simple dog whistles. now he's being more blatant. that has been part of his schtick, if you will. >> reporter: kansas city. forget occupy wall street. might as well have been occupy donald trump. outside the event, along main
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city version of trump's wall. >> on one side you've got a lot of bernie sanders fans. the other side, a lot of dold trump fans. and a lot of cops in between. >> push it back! >> reporter: all the divisions trump rails about suddenly conjured up on the streets of an american city. the cops used horses for crowd control. and when t tt didn't work, they brought out the pepper spray. >> i got a mouthful of pepper spray. you've got to be careful here. >> reporter: some of t protesters clearly had some experience with pepper spray. >> the guy right here! put your face forward and leave it there. try to stand up now. >> keep your eyes open. >> reporter: they had gallons of milk handy to neutralize the sting. gives a whole newew meaning to the phrase feeling the bern. the person you had to feel sorry for was the woman selling trump memorabilia. >> what did people do to you? >> spit on us. >> reporter: nobody was changing anyone's mind here. >> why do you feel it's important to make your voice
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>> we're watching the beginning of a new third reich. these people are fascists. >> repororr: one side calling the other fascists. the other calling them communists. >> trump himself has been criticized for egging his supporters on. do you think he deserves any of the blame? >> he d dsn't egg his supporters on. what it comes down to is people have a personal responsibility to keep themselves under ntrol. >> reporter: the violence isn't just outside the rallies. it's inside them as well. the trump supporter in fayetteville took it upon himself to cold cock a protester. then told nside edition" the protester got off easy. >> yes, he deserved it. the next time we see him, we might have to kill him. >> reporter: tonight the trump campaign issued a statement insisting it is the protesters and agitators who are in vice, not mr. trump or the campaign. >> a candidate for president of
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violence. not encourage violence. >> you know, when you are inciting mob violence, which is what trump is doing in those includes, there's a lot of memories that people have. you know, they're in the dna. people remember mob violence that led to lynching. >> reporter: trump's rallies are now in danger of becoming flash mobs. onofriday forcing trump to cancel his rally i chicago out of safety concerns. >> tonight's rally will be postponed until another day. >> reporter: justifiable safety tender concerns julying from the clash between trump supporters and demotrators. then saturday in dayton, ohio -- >> oh, oh! >> reporter: a protester leapt over the barricade, rushing the podium. a scary moment for trump and his secret service detail, who quicy tackled the guy and frog-marched him out. >> thank you for the warning.
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much easier if crowds do it. >> reporter: america has been here before but not for a long while. >> you came for trouble, you got it. that's right. >> reporter: 1968, former alabama governor jorge wallacegeorge wallace faced trump-level protests. >> i'm going t thave him taken out of here. >> reporter: sound familiar? >> he's all momoh, get him out. >> reporter: like trump, george wallace blasted the media for accusing him of inciting the crowds. >> i wan to tell these people, if you think we are causing is trouble, you ought to head for the holler horns. >> if i say don't hurt him, the press says, trump isn't as tough as he used tobe. >> george wallace was shot in 1972. so we have a history of these ends usually don't come out well. and usually there's something catastrophic that happens. >> reporter: it's unlikely that any of this anger management
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results tomorrow. >>e're going to win, win, win. we're going to win so much you're going to get sick and tired of it. >> reporter: if you're waiting for him to chang his tone, or his message, don't hold your breath. i'm david wright for "nightline" in miami. up next, something a little different. why the current president of the united states was freestylee rapping in the rose garden
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(vo) you can check on them. you can worry about them. you can even choose a car for them. (mom) honey, are you ok? (child) i'm ok. (announcer vo) love. (mom) we're ok. (announcer vo) it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. as he nears the end of his term, president obama appears to be getting looser. he's been showing more emotion,
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and today freestyling with the star of broadway's "hamilton." alexander hamilton may never have been commander in chief. he peaked at secretary of the treasury. first time i'm thinking past tomorrow >> reporter: the creator and star of the hit show "hamilton" did meet the current president. and the two treated the world to a freestyle rap in the rose garden. >> drop the beat. >> reporter: covering everything from the constitution -- constitution i'm freestyling you know ts >> reporter: to the obamas' dogs. sunny and bo the canines >> you think that's going viral? that's going viral. >> reporter: and the president was right, in just one day thatt video has over 1 million views. >> how good is tt? >> pretty good. thank you for watching abc news tonight. "world news now" coming up soon with overnight breaking nene. tune into gma first thing in the morning.
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good night. >> live the one and only local 10 news stas right now. >> right now at 11:00, the flight for florida. senator rubio and what could be
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>> and the campaign does have momentum coming off a win this past weekend. glenna live with her top story. >> calvin, lori, this was built as a home coming and that's exactly what it was. they were about 200 people or so here. the vast majority from the west miami neighborhood. it kind of felt like a block party and not a campaig rally. this crowd was as hopeful that rubio is he can pull off a miami miracle. >arco rubio learned you can go home today. >> what did you learn? >> we're going to win. >> a florida campaign down i-95 finishes in rubio's neighborhood and where he started his career not 18 yearsrs ago. among neighbors who share his language -- [foreign language speaking].
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>> he stands up for what he believes in. i will definitely give him my vote for that. >> the speakers didn't work and the pickup truck stage wasn't high enengh, but rubio persevered. >> everywhere i go, i tell the story of the community. many of whom lost their country in their youth. he hopes to predict what will be a home state win do donald trump. >> the anger out there right now, they say it'sgainst the political establishment, the anger honestly should not be against you glenna, but the media establishment that have been driving the narratives. >> over the course of his entire career, marco has been underestimateded >> reporter: well, if marco is


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