Please sign onto the ColorOfChange petition below against a racist and sexist piece in Psychology Today, claiming that black women are less attractive than women of other races. A little clarification is in order. The piece, “Why are Black Women Rated Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women, But Black Men Are Rated Better Looking Than Other Men?” was published in Psychology Today’s website, not printed, and it has since been removed. You can see screenshots of it here and excerpts here, and the whole piece here.
Psychology Today’s editor claims that its credentialed social scientists’ postings are not solicited or pre-screened and there was no editorial intent to address questions of race and physical attractiveness, and that Psychology Today should not be held responsible. Not true. First, the headline was edited to make it more palatable before it was removed, so Psychology Today knowingly kept the content up for a while. Second, a Psychology Today authors page promotes a book by the same author, Satoshi Kanazawa, saying “Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters”: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire– Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What We Do.”
But why does Kanazawa have any standing with Psychology Today? He is a known racist. In 2006 he published a paper suggesting the poor health of some sub-Saharan Africans is the result of low IQ, not poverty, which you can see here. Some of his other articles: Is “discrimination” necessary to explain the sex gap in earnings? The myth of racial discrimination in pay in the United States. Why beautiful people are more intelligent. A general evolutionary psychological theory of criminality and related male-typical behavior.
Psychology Today should drop its association with Kanazawa and all authors promoting racist and sexist theories, particularly those proposing genetic or evolutionary theories to back up their lies.
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