Polyamory married and dating episodes online
Some people try to explain black people’s underrepresentation on fanfiction websites by saying that many of them have limited access to the Internet. Except that black people are heavily overrepresented on Twitter, making up double the expected proportion of that site’s population. But Donald Sterling continues to be racist as heck, and black people continue to be more than three-quarters of basketball players.[…] A white, affluent image that reflects a troubling reality: A 2013 survey of polyamorous people from online groups, mailing lists and forums found that almost 90% of the participants identified as Caucasian. Some people try to explain black people’s underrepresentation on Wall Street by saying Wall Street is racist and intolerant.People of color, especially black polyamorists, report feeling “othered” and excluded in poly environments such as meet-ups, with women feeling especially at risk of being objectified and fetishized as an exotic sexual plaything. But Unitarian Universalists are just about the most tolerant people in the world – nobody even knows what they do, just that they’re extremely tolerant when they do it – and black people are in Unitarianism at lower rates than they’re on Wall Street.CAMBRIDGE, MA—A Harvard University study of more than 2,500 middle-income African-American families found that, when compared to other ethnic groups in the same income bracket, blacks were up to 23 percent more likely. Some people try to explain the underrepresentation of blacks in libertarianism and the Tea Party by arguing that these groups’ political beliefs are contrary to black people’s life experiences.“Our data would seem to discredit the notion that black Americans are less likely,” said head researcher Russell Waterstone, noting the study also found that women of African descent were no more or less prone than Latinas. But blacks are also underrepresented in groups with precisely the opposite politics.Polyamory also falls into this category – the most recent survey found 85% of poly people had a college education, compared to 30% of the general population (! 30% of poly people had a graduate degree compared to only about 10% of the general population and only about 3% of blacks.There has to be a strong education filter on polyamory to produce those kinds of numbers, and I think that alone is big enough to explain most of the black underrepresentation.
Fifth, we already know that neighborhoods and churches tend to end up mostly monoracial through a complicated process of aggregating small acts of self-segregation based on slight preferences not to be completely surrounded by people of a different race.
I would guess most of the underrepresentation of black people in all of these things are for the same couple of reasons.
First, some of these things require some level of affluence – I know I just said that didn’t explain polyamory, but I think it explains some others.
“In fact, over the past several decades, we’ve seen the African-American community nearly triple in probability.” The study noted that, furthermore, Asian-Americans. ” As per the article, the big problem with polyamorous people is: …their whiteness. That they make up only 1.6% of visitors to the Occupy Wall Street website is no doubt confounded by who visits websites, but even people who looked at the protests agree that there was a stunning shortage of black faces.
I thought of this today because a bunch of people have accosted me about the article There’s A Big Problem With Polyamory That Nobody’s Talking About. And that standard of whiteness not only erases the experience of people of color; it reflects the actual exclusion of these people in poly life and communities. I would have liked to get current membership statistics for the US Communist Party, but they weren’t available, so I fudged by looking at the photos of people who “liked” the US Communist Party’s Facebook page. Blacks are more likely to endorse environmentalism than whites, but less likely to be involved in the environmentalist movement.But it seems to eventually settle on a thesis that black people really are strongly underrepresented. Forget for a moment that as far as I can tell “play parties” are a BDSM term with no relationship to polyamory.