|White alone, percent, 2012 (a)||95.3%||77.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2012 (a)||1.3%||13.1%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2012 (a)||1.1%||5.1%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012 (b)||1.4%||16.9%|
|White alone, percent, 2012 (a)||87.2%||77.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2012 (a)||6.2%||13.1%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012 (b)||11.0%||16.9%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2012 (a)||2.6%||5.1%|
|White alone, percent, 2012 (a)||94.4%||77.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2012 (a)||1.4%||13.1%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2012 (a)||2.4%||5.1%|
For my end of this task, I posted a personal ad in each the Phoenix , Maine, Wichita, New Hampshire and Sacramento “Women Seeking Men” sections of Craigslist (not “Casual Encounters). And yes, I know Maine and New Hampshire aren’t cities, but they had a board of their own (as states) because of their size.My ad described a 24 year old black woman looking for a serious, long-term relationship. She had 3 random interests and her stats were that she was 5’4 130lbs. I did not specify what age, race or type of man ‘she’ was looking for. I removed the ad after about 24 hours.I must stress that this is not meant to be a comprehensive scientific study. I should also note that I received more responses than are counted below. These absent tallies include men who did not reveal their race or age and/or men who just sent a message asking if “I” liked older men…..got quite a few of those…also those who just said “Hello wanna chat?” or something short and meaningless. At first I’d reply back probing for just an age and race, but afterwards i got tired of doing that and just excluded them.I categorized anyone 40+ as older (although most of the ones in this category were closer to 50) considering that the poster is only 24 years old.Consider the results and take it for what it’s worth.Phoenix:
Black: 10 total
White: 19 total
Hispanic: 4 total
*And there was also one 29 year old. I couldnt tell his ethnicity by looking.
Black: 4 total
White: 19 total
White: 4 total
Hispanic: 3 total
Black: 2 total
White: 15 total
Hispanic: 2 total
20s:1 30: 1
* Also 1 Native American in his 30s.
Black: 6 total
*and one 61 y/o black man
White: 11 total
* Also 1 hispanic guy in his 30s and an Asian guy in his 20s.
I was somewhat surprised by a few things. First of all I was not expecting all of the replies that rolled in, especially considering that there was no picture (fake or real) included in the ads.
Secondly, I was a little taken aback by the number of white men that responded. And before anyone gets the wrong idea, I don’t say that in a “OOoh I’m so flattered and excited white men like us blackies!” It’s of my (BJ, speaking, not Peanut) personal belief that white men don’t generally like black women ‘like that,’ for whatever reasons we could propose. I’m not saying that there aren’t white men out there who do genuinely consider black women seriously as dating/relationship options, but unless I see signs, I presume that the random white guy doesn’t or wouldn’t. And I’m not saying that black women should even care if that’s true or feel less worthy than any other woman or anything like that.
With that said, I can’t say that I expected much response out of Maine which is 94% white according to wikipedia.
Another thing somewhat related to above, is that most of the messages (longer than a sentence) were very respectful and seemed genuine like the man really did hope to form a connection. The two most sexually suggestive replies came from a white guy who outright bragged about what he could do in bed and some other guy who offered drinks and a massage afterwards. Oh, and a 60+ year old man described himself as being attached, but fond of the company of black women. Otherwise I did not receive any nasty pictures or anything inappropriate.
Some attached pictures and seemed to represent regular men you’d see walking around a mall or wherever. I thought most of them (the 40+ not included) were decent looking to very cute.