Love is color blind dating

He recognized that privilege he had right there and that's very important and sadly most non POC can't recognize this how their race and privilege effects people. I seriously wish I could post every single quote and thing that hit home.

I just nodded my head through so much of it, like yup he gets it. Some of the other topics he discusses is Intentional communities, othering, white feminism in polyamory, fostering inclusion in poly to name a few.

The author points out:"Without acknowledging the variety of the human experience, all you get is the perspective of majority representation, which is mostly white and male and straight and able-bodied and cisgender and 'traditionally' attractive. This book is well organized, each chapter flows well and brings up good points, interspersed with real life anecdotes. (inserts slow clap) I've been waiting to read this since hearing about it last year. I thought finally Yesss, Someone talking about the problems of race within polyamory and other alternative communities which I do belong in. I already admire her from just hearing her speak on previous occasions within the poly community so when I read her forward it set the tone for the whole book.

It's a little uncomfortable in spots - but if you're privileged (as I am in some ways, not so much in others), welp, we SHOULD be uncomfortable sometimes. I thought finally Yesss, Someone talking about the problems of race within polyamory and other alternative communities which I do belong in. I already admire her from just hearing her speak on previous occasions within the poly comm THIS..... First can we just talk about the Forward by Ruby Bouie Johnson though??!!! It fed my soul and made this atheist want to go back to my old church and do a praise dance and run a few laps around the sanctuary.

Love's Not Color Blind puts forward the framework—through research, anecdotal testimony, and analogy—for understanding, identifying, and confronting racism within polyamorous communities.

The analogies and information in this book should hit every polyamorous person in their core.

We examine the interactions of white gay and straight online daters who have access to a large market of potential partners by modeling dyadic messaging behaviors.

Results show that preference behavior is highly gendered, and does not line up neatly by gay or straight identity.

It is so clear, concise, and relatable, that, having read it, there is just no excuse left for continued ignorance.

It's really irritating that I'm always that one, the face of polyamory so to speak.

I know a few of my friends or relatives may say yeah Jai's into that "white people shit" which he discusses in the book as well.

If you are a white person involved in alternative communities, especially if you are in any kind of leadership role. (Actually, if you are ANY race, color, or description, you'd probably learn a fair bit from this book.)Intentionally built communities have so many moving parts, it is easy to overlook viewpoints and life experiences we don't personally have.

The author points out:"Without acknowledging the variety of the human experience, all you get is the perspe If you are a white person involved in alternative communities, especially if you are in any kind of leadership role. (Actually, if you are ANY race, color, or description, you'd probably learn a fair bit from this book.)Intentionally built communities have so many moving parts, it is easy to overlook viewpoints and life experiences we don't personally have. So, all deserve some spotlight."My life is so much richer because of those in it who are NOT mirror images of me. Disclaimer: I'm acquainted with the author on social media, I've been featured on his blog, and we've met in real life. (inserts slow clap) I've been waiting to read this since hearing about it last year.

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