After all, she was one of women vying for Nick Viall’s heart last season. The politics of interracial dating in this country are complicated, as evidenced by the fact this is the most diverse season of , ever.But make no mistake about it: This is the result of a certain kind of white privilege, not a lack of women of color interested in dating white men or making their love lives public.In many cases, their response rate is one and a half times the average, and, overall, black women reply about a quarter more often than other women." "Men don’t write black women back.
Nearly 300,000 white females answered the question and 46% of them said yes.
The headline began, “Unlike New Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, Black Women…” Twitter immediately commenced dragging the story, accusing the publication of feeding into stereotypes about Black women.
Earlier today the publication retracted the article and issued an apology, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
Whoever wrote this article (and everyone else) should go look at this How Your Race affects the messages you get. Basically, a tech at a dating sitewent through all of its data and looked to see whether race had any effect on how likely people were to reply and send messages.
This is taken from millions of messages filtering back but what they found out, at least among those people willing to go on a dating site, is as follows, and directly opposed to the anecdotes given in this article. 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.