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Some of the new data from OKCupid is making the rounds on the blogosphere. It's extremely entertaining, and worth checking. As always, my primary worry with this sort of thing is that the data will be circulated as "stuff black people like" as opposed to "stuff black people on OKCupid like." I've talked about this before, but in this case, I probably should lighten up. The propensity for black people on the site to list "soul food" in their profile is pretty funny, if slightly cringe-inducing.

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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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