Friday, March 12, 2010

can't a brown girl get an amen? no? really? *crickets*

How Your Race Affects The Messages You Get « OkTrends

Black women write back the most. Whether it’s due to talkativeness, loneliness, or a sense of plain decency, black women are by far the most likely to respond to a first contact attempt. In many cases, their response rate is one and a half times the average, and, overall, black women reply about a quarter more often that other women.

Hmph. We are not chatty. We are polite.

Also interesting:
Men don’t write black women back. Or rather, they write them back far less often than they should. Black women reply the most, yet get by far the fewest replies. Essentially every race—including other blacks—singles them out for the cold shoulder.

Sigh. Harsh.

I know nothing about stats; but I know online dating like the back of my hand. And interesting. Whatever submerged, unconscious racial stereotyping floating out there is doing us some serious damage. Not all of us black/brown girls care but, really?? EVERY single dude (including the black and brown ones) diss us on dating sites? Damn.

Apparently, M- and I are outliers.

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