For those of you who don’t know, yesterday Psychology Today blogger Satoshi Kanazawa posted an article called “Why are Black Women Rated Less Physically Attractive than Other Women, but Black Men are Rated Better Looking than Other Men?
One day, a sister walked up to me and said, “You are WEARING that dress!
Sometimes its the aforementioned “hey beautiful” by a passing stranger.
Sometimes the guy next to you on the subway says he likes your shoes or your pedicure and winks at you.
Kanazawa uses the data to derive an “objective”, statistical measurement of attractiveness (why this is an important use of scientific research, I’ll never know).
Apparently this measurement “proved” that Black women are rated less attractive than all people, except by Black women ourselves which, obviously, means that we have an over-inflated sense of self.