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B ig Data: the friend you met at a bar after your usual two drinks, plus one. You leaned in, listening more intently than usual. Come morning, you have only fuzzy recollections of Big Data, its tag lines and buzzwords. You also find it vaguely reprehensible. Before we heighten the human experience, we should understand it first.

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I felt my heart in my stomach, eating itself with a slow-chew. Since moving here for university inI found that Canada seems to be in a crisis of sorts when it comes to confronting the elephant of their own prejudice. Being neighbours with the United States allows for much of Canadian racism to be forgotten in the midst of hypervisible discrimination taking place in the U.

But Canadians inability to acknowledge the falseness of their reputations as saints seeps into the way Canadians do day-to-day things, like dating. For me, casual racism in the world of dating often reveals itself through comments about my hair.

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I remember talking to one guy who always felt the need to make it clear how he preferred my hair. When it was neatly braided and contained, he would compliment me, telling me how amazed he was that my hair could do that. You really like that style, huh? Why did you take your braids out? How long does this all take?

When a date asks me what I do, and I tell them I write about Black women, suddenly there are no more questions. Their interest depletes and they retreat away into a quiet discomfort.

Yet these are the same individuals who rant to me about marginalized people and how much they care about social justice. I remember talking to one guy who I was particularly excited about. On the first date, we discussed consent, climate change, feminism and white supremacy, all while eating ice cream and walking the streets of Yorkville.

I kept wondering what the catch was. Then when the conversation came around to an issue affecting the Black community, it seemed like he was memorizing my answers.

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There were never any questions about my personal life, nothing that could have allowed him to really get to know me. Our conversation dwindled and then stopped all together maybe four days after our second date. Maybe there was no connection? Maybe he wanted to have a story about going out and hooking up with a Black girl. I was always told of the hard exterior Black women have—I wondered if my skin would grow thick to be like them. There is a fundamental lack of thought and passion invested in loving a Black woman.

In , user data on okcupid showed that most men on the site rated black women as less attractive than women of other races and ethnicities. that resonated with ari curtis, 28, and inspired her blog, least desirable.

This is especially the case for Black women with darker skin, coarser hair, broader noses and bigger lips—women lacking physical features that adhere to popularized, eurocentric beauty norms. The more recognizably Black we are, the more people resist. Nothing of their original form is ever good enough. And as a Black woman, men saw and desired me but only in the shadows. I learned very quickly that the process of desiring another and being desired, as a Black girl, is confounded in crushing traditions of racism, sexism and heteronormativity.

Dating outside your community as a person of colour often comes down to that question of being a checked off box. Black women are underrepresented in discussions on love and yet hypersexualized by media, solidifying the idea that we are an experience for someone, but not a person worth sharing your life with. We are human enough to provide pleasure but not enough beyond the physical.

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Our emotional and mental well-being will always be secondary to our physical presence in the world so we can serve others. I used to think falling in love was the final form of healing. I worked so hard to make myself something picturesque for loving that I became disassociated from it. But, things have gotten better.

Self-love is a radical act as a Black woman, and these days, that is my most important dream. Reading Time: 4 minutes Words by Zanele Chisholm U pon reading an article on how Black women and Asian men are the least desirable when it comes to dating online, I remember wanting to hold every Black girl in my arms.

G rowing up as a Black girl, I invested so much of my self-worth into dreams of being loved.