MASHABLE - June 3 - A Grindr spokesperson said that racism has no place in their community. "To help do our part, we have decided to remove the ethnicity filter from Grindr. Once the filter is removed, users will no longer be able to filter profiles by ethnicity," they said. Grindr launched in 2009 and has long had ethnicity filters. Ethnicity filters on Grindr and other dating apps have proven to be controversial. This decision to remove the filters comes after days of protests across the nation in response to killing of George Floyd.