Psychology Today to Satoshi Kanazawa: You're no longer needed
6/14/2011, 1:38 p.m.
Last month, Psychology Todayapologized for a blog post written by Satoshi Kanazawa that attempted to prove that Black women were objectively unattractive compared to women of other races.
They will not have to apologize anymore.
Last week, Psychology Today sent ColorofChange.org a press release informing the political organization that Kanazawa's work will no longer appear on the publication's website. His profile, along with all of his blog posts, has been deleted from the website.
Originally titled "Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?" the evolutionary psychologist tried to use parts of evolution and science and align it with bar graphs and numbers to prove his point. The blog post drew the ire of not only civil rights leaders, but of other psychologists including Mikhail Lyubansky, Ph.D. who wrote a post on Psychology Today titled "Beauty May Be in Eye of Beholder But Eyes See What Culture Socializes" denouncing Kanazawa's post.
Kanazawa has come under fire before. He's written articles, blog posts and made public statements about how modern feminism is "illogical, unnecessary and evil," how conservative pundit Ann Coulter would make a good president ("On September 12, President Coulter would have ordered the US military forces to drop 35 bombs nuclear bombs throughout the middle east.") and how African states were poor and suffered from chronic health problems because their populations were less intelligent then those of richer nations.
According to Psychology Today's editor-in-chief Kaja Perina, the publication is "implementing measures to ensure more rigorous oversight of blogs prior to publication, including nights and weekends, when this was posted."
Students at the London School of Economics, where Kanazawa works in the Department of Economics as a reader and lectures on evolutionary psychology and management science, have called for his resignation after hearing of his blog post.