Black Lady Tries Out Being White Online, Is Understandably Horrified

Slowly, I began to realize that when white people are alone, they give things to each other for free.

I have been very much enjoying Kia Matthews’ Very Scientific White Girl v. Black Girl Online Dating Site Experiment. For it, she posted profiles of both a little white woman and of herself-and then watched the responses from hot and bothered men come flooding in… to the white woman. Yes, there are many potential, undefined variables in this experiment, which she is quite clear about up front. And yes, it is also actually fascinating. Part four, published today, deals with word count of responses and education level of responders. The data may (not) surprise you. (Also, you can begin at the beginning and continue here and then here.)