Here we go again, another so-called scientific article that “proves” that something is wrong with black people! This time, the prejudice is targeted towards black women. As a black man I must speak up on it. This is the reason why so many of us are angry, and we have every damn right to be so!
Here’s the story: A magazine called Psychology Today released an article created by Satoshi Kanazawa called Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women. To me that title alone is enough to piss anyone off, but I degress. Needless to say, the piece presented pseudo-scientific evidence (mostly graphs) on why black women have higher testosterone levels which shows how masculine black women are supposedly are. Therefore, black women are uglier than other women!
Aint’ this some bullshit?! Black Voices have the article in its entirety here. The original post in the website has been taken down without any explanation after changing the title a bit. Still, it’s made a gigantic impact in the blogosphere. Many have not only criticized Kanazawa for such racism and sexism, but also how crappy his work really is. Colorlines gave their view on why people such as Kanazawa and their “research” on why black people, black women especially, have done more harm than good in not just the scientific community, but in society overall.
In the meantime here’s my view!
It’s bad enough to constantly be told that something is wrong with me and my people, but to try to “prove it as a scientific fact” is nothing short of devious. When it comes to black women, they are especially targeted and tormented everywhere even within the black community. Society demonizes black women by seeing them as nothing more than loud, angry, slutty bitches that loves thugs, make babies out of wedlock, and desires material goodies. Sadly, some members of the black community have brought into that stereotype hook, line, and sinker. In short there are people that view black women as “she-devils” without reason.
I’m personally tired of this bullshit! I’m tired of the world making us out to be nonhumans, animals, savages, and devil’s spawn. Everywhere you turn, someone or something demonizes black males and black females. This is the same shit repeated for science purposes just like what the Bell Curve did in the mid 90′s. Yet, there are zombies out there who are willing to read, listen, and agree to the constant racism thrown at us like flaming bags of shit!
Why? Why is there a need to hate black people? Why is there a need to hate black women? Why do they gotta hate? I wouldn’t hold my breath for an answer to either question, at least from their own perspective and not from a so-called expert’s. Some may say that hate is a strong word, but it’s the right word in situations like this because it happens! We live in a world of hatred because it’s easy to hate, and hating black people is a habit many don’t want to break. This kind of hatred will continue unless we, including those of us in the black community, take a stand against those that use racism to keep people down even in the name of science as it has been the norm for far too long.
My sistas, keep your heads up. I think you’re beautiful even if the world doesn’t.