So, We’re All Ugly Just Because Some People Aren’t Into Black Chicks?

Personal Opinion is not fact.  Asking men about their preferences when it comes to women and attaching some pseudoscience to it doesn’t make your research air tight.  I need someone to explain the concept of opinion polls to the blogger over at Psychology Today who had the audacity to try to pass his bias off as science.  The title of the blog post I’m talking about is “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women? Why black women, but not black men?”. Psychology Today has since taken the post down, but you can read it here.  You can read more about this here as well.

Here’s an excerpt:

What accounts for the markedly lower average level of physical attractiveness among black women? Black women are on average much heavier than nonblack women. The mean body-mass index (BMI) at Wave III is 28.5 among black women and 26.1 among nonblack women. (Black and nonblack men do not differ in BMI: 27.0 vs. 26.9.) However, this is not the reason black women are less physically attractive than nonblack women. Black women have lower average level of physical attractiveness net of BMI. Nor can the race difference in intelligence (and the positive association between intelligence and physical attractiveness) account for the race difference in physical attractiveness among women. Black women are still less physically attractive than nonblack women net of BMI and intelligence. Net of intelligence, black men are significantly more physically attractive than nonblack men.

There are many biological and genetic differences between the races. However, such race differences usually exist in equal measure for both men and women. For example, because they have existed much longer in human evolutionary history, Africans have more mutations in their genomes than other races. And the mutation loads significantly decrease physical attractiveness (because physical attractiveness is a measure of genetic and developmental health). 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.

The only thing I can think of that might potentially explain the lower average level of physical attractiveness among black women is testosterone. Africans on average have higher levels of testosterone than other races, and testosterone, being an androgen (male hormone), affects the physical attractiveness of men and women differently. Men with higher levels of testosterone have more masculine features and are therefore more physically attractive. In contrast, women with higher levels of testosterone also have more masculine features and are therefore less physically attractive. The race differences in the level of testosterone can therefore potentially explain why black women are less physically attractive than women of other races, while (net of intelligence) black men are more physically attractive than men of other races.

Personally, I’m outraged about this.  Not surprised, but outraged.  Black women birth black babies and further the black race.  Thus, “they” must attack, berate, and abuse us in the media or otherwise.  Don’t believe me?  Google “Michelle Obama”.

There is also a long history of psychology research focusing on the suggested inferiority of Black people.  Has history taught us nothing?  It has taught us to know racist and eugenic talk from the psychological community a mile a way.

To the author:
You might as well use “negroid” or “ape-like” in your piece, Mr. Kanazawa.  “The only thing I can think of…”, you say??  That sounds like you are trying to pass off your opinions as fact.  Beauty has always been in the eye of the beholder.  Just say that you don’t find black women attractive and that your opinion is shared by some other men.  This is America and we have the right to voice or opinions.  We all know what color Barbie is and that the European standard of beauty is the STANDARD.  You as an Asian man know the struggles that Asian women go through trying to conform.  As a person of color, you should realize how people of color in America see themselves differently than how those outside of their race see them.

Black women are not less attractive, as your title states.  Opinion is just opinion.  Men just like what they like.  As an old song said, “If you don’t like it, don’t knock it.   Somebody else might wanna rock it.”


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13 Responses to So, We’re All Ugly Just Because Some People Aren’t Into Black Chicks?

  1. Kanazawa is a known racist and misogynist, and the real shame here is that Psychology Today keeps giving him a platform. Maybe they’re fooled by the fact he uses the lingo of evolutionary psychology to couch his racism and misogyny, but they should know by now he’s a fool masking himself as a scientist. I think evolutionary psychology can be used to explain a lot of things, but in the case of Kanazawa’s “theories” he’s just full of bullshit.

  2. For many years i have heard the myth about black women not being attractive enough. For either dating or marrying. That they were too big or had too much mouth. In my dating experience nothing can be further from the truth. I”ve had 8 girlfriend in my life and all but two were black. The other two young ladies i speak of were Puerto Rican and Dominican. I, like most men,had problems with my past relationships. But it had nothing to do with thier looks,weight,weaves, or makeup. Just human issues. I will admit i do get looks from women of other races. And it is a very good feeling. But i have, and always will, enjoy the company of a beautiful,lovely,intelligent,strong,caring,and hard loving Black Woman. In every race on this planet there are a few bad apples that make the rest seem rotten and unpleasant. But the majority of sisters out there are wonderful to love and behold. And this brother will not lose the opportunity to love and behold a lovely,beautiful, full figured or slim Black Woman. Thank you.

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  4. MissHippieGirl

    Oh boy, here we go…Who is this person anyway. Kyle you are so right… No scientific backing at all. None of what he says really matters. The only thing that matters is what we feel about ourselves. I refuse to react on an emotional level to foolishness. Shame on Psycology Today for allowing him to use them as a platform for his delusional ideas. Think about it, what purpose does his article really serve?

  5. MissHippieGirl

    One more thing: He needs to explain why his race is constantly trying to look like us ugly black women? Getting their lips stabbed with needles to inject any substance that claims to “plump them up”. Frying in the sun even though skin cancer is a promised side effect. Getting butt implants to mimick our big high BMI having behinds. Thats the group of people he should be “psycho”analyzing. I’m done.

  6. A sad thing in our society is that many black women are convinced they are unattractive not only by people like Kanazawa but also they are convinced they are unattractive by black men who put white women on a pedestal. The phenomena of black men being into white women might be relate to the fact the white women are presented as the epitome of beauty in the fashion magazines. But in reality women of each race have their own unique beauty and it would be wrong to say that one race is more beautiful then another.

  7. blksis39

    K, so I thought I was the only one losing it over this post by this Japanese man but I was wrong, I called every girlfriend I have in uproar, demanding to know under what authority would this man work up the nerve to post such a comment and call it research. Ok so I am a Black woman, I am in every way beautiful, from my strong thighs to my nicely firm erected derriere, to my Honey colored skin, chocolate, caramel, molasses, whatever color you may choose. I am smart, a mother to 3 boys, a full time RN, a college student and still maintaining an above 3.8 GPA. So who did this man ask about Black women? why would Japanese men say they prefer Black women, or White men or Hispanic men or any other race, it is up to our Black men to love US and find US attractive not others. Though I am not against different races falling in love with each other, we must agree, only a Black man was built to satisfy and embrace a Black woman not to say that other men might not but, next thing when have we ever gone through history putting other races down? what is it they are scared of? Why do they think it is OK to constantly harrass, try to denigrate US, what could it be about US that make them so afraid? Yet we are still here trying to live with the world in Peace. All people have ugly men and women, all races have fat and skinny people, all races have smart and dumb people, all races have criminals and thieves. To categorize an entire race is BIAS, when will the world stop? supposedly a man who did higher studies ,that Japanese man is highly retarded in his views and researches. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so a Black man might not be attracted to a white or asian woman and that’s ok, a white or asian man might not be attracted to a black woman that’s also ok. So please stop that, pass it on, we are a strong people, GOD, THE CREATOR, THE ALMIGHTY created us all according to his will so ARE YOU SAYING GOD MADE MISTAKES? I thought you supposedly smart people said God don’t make mistakes. Just think about it. Peace and love to all races, men or women, fat or skinny, pretty or ugly, smart or dumb, each one of us have a purpose down here, find yours and stop persecuting God’s children.

  8. samantha

    This has always been a ploy from other races. Euros’ used this for hundreds of years as well as the Japanese. That is why you see that Asia has a very high number of people lightening their skin and blonding their hair. They have promoted this to the degree that the Asian population has begun to literately erase their culture and their skin color.

    If you can cause another race to question its beauty then you will have other races questioning it as well. This ploy has been around since the Roman Empire, before that people of color who still account for more 80 % of the world, where seen as the people of beauty. Hitler used it against the Jews as well. Somehow, I don’t believe that the mother of all civilization was average. Eve, meaning Evening, I am certain was Beautiful.

    Why are our black men going with white women? By brother dates only white women and although I love him, I know for certain that a black women will not buy him cars, expensive clothing, jewelry or his family’s Christmas gifts the way he has them purchasing items for him. We are appalled that he would treat any women as such. Yet, he states that he dates them because they are more submissive.

  9. Grace

    I 100% agree with this blog. Every woman decides what men (or women) they find attractive, and the same for all men. Every race has overweight people,every race has fit people. It’s NOT just black women or even mostly black people I think it’s absurd!
    Being black, I’ve heard about this argument that white women are more attractive than al other races, and I’ve always felt less attractive than my (mostly white) peers. It real tears a girl apart! But it’s nice that most of those people at my school were there for me, boosting my self confidence every day. Beauty is how you feel about yoursef and your confidence level.
    In some parts of Africa, huge gaps in the teeth are attractive. To some, light colored eyes are attractive. Everyone is different and everyone sees everything differently. But most importantly, what’s inside is most important! And EVERY race has nice or fun or bitchy or rude or sweet or mean people. And that’s what should really matterr.(:

  10. Mila

    WOW!! This man is seriously delusional. Has he never heard the phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder??” So you don’t find black women attractive? Fine. That’s your opinion that you are entitled to. But is it really necessary to go and say that to say that publicly? Black women have been struggling with inferiority complexes since the day we were brought over here by whites. Being a black girl myself, I know how it feels to struggle with an image of “White Beauty” that is exalted and praised above any other in our society. But I must say, I’ve become quite comfortable in my own skin and I love who I am. So does my boyfriend, who just happens to be white :]P! My poin is, we aren’t lookin for anyone’s approval or permission to be considered beautiful. We ARE, and always have been. And if you don’t agree, well, thats just fine. Just try to keep the ” research findings” you “found” when you were high on opium to yourself.

  11. ochuwa

    Am black ₪ am beautiful…….nice analysis though

  12. LMae

    I am so glad that I read this. It just made me want to love myself and teach my daughters and neices to love themselves even more. Idiots like this just makes us as Women of Color stronger. Because of the issues that he has with himself and his race, he feels the need to put down another race.

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