But in some ways the Ok Cupid result is even more depressing than the racial disparities found in employment.
The remnants of white supremacy are not just economic, they are cultural.
I also think that's less true today then it was twenty years ago.
But that said, I think that people passing this data around need to be really careful about using this study to draw inferences about the dating world of black women. Or if they're truly high post, they go to Elite Noire.
There's been a lot of talk over the past few months over the dating prospects for black women.
Besides the occasional dip, I've tried to stay clear as I think this is the kind of conversation where there's a lot of condemnation and very little exploration.
One instance of claimed exploration is this study done back in October by the dating site OKCupid in which they mined their data to see how race and gender affected your chances at the site. 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. 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.