Jun 6, 2011

Black women every where should be patting themselves on the back for this one. We are sick and damn tired of being everybody's punching bag. When an 'evolutionary psychologist' by the name of Satoshi Kanazawa thought he could spout off some racist BS about how black women were the least attractive females, black women weren't taking that foolishness lying down. Sistas rose up and got his bigoted behind fired. Now, the question still remains as to why a reputable magazine like, 'Psychology Today', would give someone like a Kanazawa a platform in the first place. I still don't think we should let them off the hook so quickly.

And now Satoshi Kanazawa's lost his blog and his profile page has been deleted from Psychology Today's website. His article and unqualified research on unattractive black women sent off a fury of protests online. 75,000 people blew up Psychology Today via email, Twitter and Facebook. Some even rang Psychology Today's telephones off the hook.

When all was said and done, Psychology Today sent an email to ColorofChange.org and informed the largest online African American political organization that Kanazawa's work won't appear on their site any longer. Psychology Today even said they've instituted new rules to prevent inflammatory content in the future.

People who hadn't heard of Kanazawa were sharing the text in question, their hurt, their ire and disbelief that Psychology Today endorsed the piece. They demanded Kanazawa be fired. Students at Kanazawa's other day job, London School of Economics, have also called for Kanazawa's resignation.

It's not just American Black women who were put off by the piece, every segment of the globe's population was annoyed: white men, black men, white women, black women, academics, Asians, Indians, writers, babysitters, the mail man and mail lady. People who surf the web and browse Facebook for random stuff did not like it and this time could not dismiss it. source


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