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Psychology Today Asks (Then Un-Asks) ‘Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?’

by Tommy Christopher | 7:47 pm, May 16th, 2011

A column on the Psychology Today website earlier today caused a justified wave of Freud rage™ by asking “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?”

The post, which featured “research” of uncertain methodology by evolutionary psychologist (“How did that make protozoa feel?”) Satoshi Kanazawa, drew immediatecondemnation, and the magazine has since deleted the article. A reprint of the article is still up at Something Awful.

Kanazawa is no stranger to controversy, having previously recommended an Ann Coulter presidency to wipe out the Middle East with nuclear weapons (really), but his latest work really takes the (presumably not chocolate) cake. Kanazawa extrapolates from a data set created by the unrelated Add Health project, which tracked survey responses…

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