'Psychology Today' Asks Why Black Women Aren't Pretty

Controversial piece draws fire, is deleted


Mental health bimonthly Psychology Today came under fire Monday after it published a blog post by Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa titled "Why Are African-American Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?" 

In response to the perhaps predictable backlash, the magazine softened the provocative headline by changing it to "Why Are African-American Women Rated Less Attractive Than Other Women, but Black Men Are Rated Better Looking Than Other Men?"

But by Monday afternoon, the publication had entirely removed the post from its website, as outcry spread.

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