Why arent more black women dating white men
He suggests that black people have more testosterone than other races, and so possess "more masculine features." He states too that women are "objectively" more attractive than men, so if black women have more masculine features, this explains why they are rated less attractive.
Now, in the tagline to his Psychology Today blog -- the Scientific Fundamentalist -- Kanazawa warns, "If what I say is wrong (because it is illogical or lacks credible scientific evidence), then it is my problem.Kanazawa's conclusion -- that it is testosterone that makes black women less physically attractive -- adds another layer of bad logic."Recall," he states (without qualification), "that women on average are more physically attractive than men" -- ergo black women, who have more testosterone and so look more manly, are less attractive.As Colorlines notes: I'm confused about how these data are objective.Did some bias-free robots from the utopian ether descend upon each testing site to perform this portion of the evaluation?Or were the interviewers human beings, subject to the same racism, sexism, ablelism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, fat phobia and whateverthehellelsephobia that undergirds beauty standards?
So, Kanazawa essentially seems to be asking, "Why are black women less attractive according to standards of attractiveness which find black women less attractive" – he begs his own question.
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At Talking Points Memo, Nichole Perkins ponders this question, on this, the Holiest of Days for exploring issues concerning life and love (and race, it seems).
"The American public seems more willing to accept (or ignore) seeing a Black woman with a White man than a Black man with a White woman," Perkins writes, arguing that because Americans have long-displayed a "fear of Black male sexuality," our culture has evolved to the point where "Black women dating White men has been promoted as panacea for all the alleged problems Black women face when it comes to dating." Perkins uses a few examples in advertising (a new Swiffer commercial featuring a White man who is disabled and his Black wife) and TV (Scandal) to illustrate her point that White men with Black women are more easily accepted by our society – an argument brought up on Gawker's original post about the negative reaction to the Cheerios ad.
But the one thing Perkins doesn't discuss here is the role children play in the Cheerios commercials and how important they are in considering the "threat" of interracial relationships.