Psychology Today Posts Article Claiming Black Women Are Less Attractive
(BlackDoctor.org) — Psychology Today recently posted a controversial article on their site titled: “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?”
After much harsh criticism from various scientific and social communities, Psychology Today removed the piece (an excerpt of which can be viewed here).
The article, written by blogger Satoshi Kanazawa, is based on a study conducted in which several people were interviewed (number undisclosed).
The post goes into speaking about why African American women are found to be less attractive. He goes on to disregard differences in body mass index and intelligence, and focuses on the unfounded claim that “testosterone” is the reason why.
Per the referenced study, “black women are significantly less physically attractive than women of other races.”
The article goes on to make other deeply offensive, and weakly supported, claims such as “It is very interesting to note that, even though black women are objectively less physically attractive than other women, black women (and men) subjectively consider themselves to be far more physically attractive than others. Nor can the race difference in intelligence account for the race difference in physical attractiveness among women.”
Kanazawa attempts to make it seem as though his theories are the result of objective data, when, in fact, other academics have proven that his is actually a shallow interpretation of data, only used to support his own offensive theories.
Blues Legend Etta James Hospitalized With Serious Infections
(BlackDoctor.org) — Blues singer Etta James is in a Southern California hospital and is being treated for both a potentially deadly blood infection, as well as the urinary tract infection that is believed to have caused it.
According to her son, Sametto James, his mother is suffering from sepsis, a potentially deadly blood poisoning typically caused by a bacterial infection.
The 73 year-old blues legend was admitted to a hospital in Riverside, California, earlier this week. She was also hospitalized for the same problem earlier last year.
“It’s really bad,” Sametto James said before adding, “Right now she’s doing a lot better.”
Etta James is a three-time Grammy winner whose songs like “The Wallflower” and “Good Rockin’ Daddy” made her a key figure in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll. Her signature song, the 1961 ballad “At Last,” proved her a master of the blues.
James, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, has struggled with obesity in the past. In 2003, she underwent gastric bypass surgery. James also suffers from dementia, leukemia, kidney problems and other ailments.