Speaking of unattractiveness (see image below), evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa served me a dose of reality in Psychology Today’s article posted yesterday entitled “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” (the original article has since been removed from the website). Well, a dose of reality can be a good thing…it can be a wake up call!
True, I have been doused in the notion that all Asian men should love Black women and vice versa, but as you can see by the ignorance and straight up racism of this article, it is just not always true. But, seriously?? I get the feeling that the next article Kanazawa posts will be entitled “Why Do Black Women Have Tails and Women of Other Races Do Not?” I mean, this is some really throwin-it-back-to-the-days-of-jim-crow itsh. You know those days! When good law-abiding ‘Christian’ folks tried to prove by use of the Holy Bible that blacks were lower than animals because they were descended from Ham. It was really hard for me to believe that this article was recently written, and even more shocking, published! Well, actually, the most disappointing aspect of this article is that an Asian man wrote it. He should know better than anyone what it is like to be stereotyped and blacklisted. I also find it interesting that this article was printed at a time like this, when the AM/BW movement is strong, growing and moving ever ahead.
Forget Kanazawa san…but rather, what is Psychology Today really trying to tell us?
Check out this recent Korean tv show clip of Brian Joo supposedly imitating an African American woman. I have a few comments to make:
1) Brian Joo is a Jersey boy. He grew up around all kinds of people and I’m sure his friend pool contains a plethora of different races and ethnicities. I highly doubt this imitation was meant to be offensive. I would be more offended if he had grown up in South Korea and had no personal experiences with other people of color and was imitating them purely from what he saw on tv and the media.
2) I’m guessing the person that accused him of this probably isn’t a black woman. I have a feeling that this person probably pictures black women this way, and therefore Brian’s imitation hit close to home to their own perception of black women. Just a thought…
3) I don’t know any black women who act that way. If anything, he acted more like a queen than an African American or black woman.
Bottom line, Brian Joo is alright in my book. Anyone who was offended, though, I’d love to hear from ya!
Now folks, this is the stuff nightmares are made of. If you haven’t already heard of this drag singing group, you will now! Yazima Beauty Salon is a black girl group from Las Vegas, NV who has been discovered by DJ Ozma. You can read all about them here. I’ve read several articles with complaints that this spoof girl group’s portrayal of black women is stereotypical and racist. Maybe I just haven’t seen enough of their videos/skits, but its not the portrayal of black women that bothers me….they’re just straight up scary! I get that I am not their target audience, but sheeesh!
Here/see this hot mess of a drag group sing “Sakura” in the video clip below:
As usual, I’d love to hear your thoughts!