Last week a psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa from the London School of Economics was highlighted in Psychology Today where he concluded ‘that African American women were “objectively” less attractive than European American, Asian American, and Native American women’. After some probing it was revealed Kanazawa stretched the boundary of academic license by using the results of a study which listed thousands of variables contained in multiple datasets. To satisfy his conclusion Kanazawa was found to be professionally dishonest when the data was reviewed by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman.
As you would expect Kanazawa met a hailstorm of criticism from Blacks, especially women. Why is it the Black race seems to be the biggest target for every pseudo-intellectual in town to prove some hypothesis? Whatever self doubt we may have as a Black race stories (PowerPoint Presentation) like that of Hamilton Naki – a labourer who became a self-taught surgeon at the height of Apartheid in South Africa – should inspire us to ‘don’t give up the fight’.