A controversial psychologist has caused outrage after publishing an article claiming black women are less attractive than those of other races.
Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics, attempts to justify his theory using scientific methods in an astonishing blog post on Psychology Today.
Using findings from a study of physical attractiveness by Add Health, he claims the results show that ”black women are… far less attractive than white, Asian, and Native American women.”
He then tries to come up with reasons for his perception of the report.
”Black women are on average much heavier than non-black women,” he says.
”However, this is not the reason black women are less physically attractive than non-black women.”
Kanazawa also uses genetic reasoning to try to add some weight to his theory. “Because they have existed much longer in human evolutionary history, Africans have more mutations in their genomes than other races,” he says.
He then realizes that this contradicts the findings of the report – which claims that black men are more attractive than those of other races.
”But since both black women and black men have higher mutation loads, it cannot explain why only black women are less physically attractive, while black men are, if anything, more attractive.”
Kanazawa eventually settles on hormonal reasons to back up his theory. The only thing I can think of that might potentially explain the lower average level of physical attractiveness among black women is testosterone, he says. ”Africans on average have higher levels of testosterone than other races… women with higher levels of testosterone have more masculine features and are therefore less physically attractive.”
The post has since been removed from the Psychology Today amid a backlash.
A writer at: The Root described the piece as ”so outrageous that we almost thought it was a hoax of some sort.”
I’m guessing the reason the post was removed, is maybe Satoshi Kanazawa also thought black women don’t read and are ugly. What an asshole.
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