May 29, 2011

In the words of Timbaland and OneRupblic, "It's too late to apologize..."

Earlier this month, the popular magazine Psychology Today published an article by evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa titled “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?". Of course this article was met with outrage all over the internet and the world.

Psychology Today, after trying to reword the title of the article, eventually removed it but never once did they offer an apology for publishing the foolishness in the first place until now.

Editor-in-Chief, Kaja Perina, decided that now was the best time to issue an apology. I say it's a little too late for that now. Apology not accepted. The article should never have been allowed on their website in the first place.

Here is the apology that was issued this past Friday by Psychology Today Editor-in-Chief, Kaja Perina.

Last week, a blog post about race and appearance by Satoshi Kanazawa was published--and promptly removed--from this site. We deeply apologize for the pain and offense that this post caused. Psychology Today's mission is to inform the public, not to provide a platform for inflammatory and offensive material. Psychology Today does not tolerate racism or prejudice of any sort. The post was not approved by Psychology Today, but we take full responsibility for its publication on our site. We have taken measures to ensure that such an incident does not occur again. Again, we are deeply sorry for the hurt that this post caused.

~Kaja Perina, Editor in Chief


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