Researcher Satoshi Kanazawa Says Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women in recent Psychology Today article. I know what you are thinking folks “WTF?!”

Enough people complained that the article was removed, but it can be found other places if one looks. Is that true? Is he correct? I explore the topic in this vid and explain where research like this goes bad…

43 Comments
  1. Peter 8 years ago

    LOL Will – great bottom line finish (at 7:20).

    • Author
      Will Brink 8 years ago

      Hey, I tells it likes I see it Peter 🙂

    • louie 8 years ago

      let black men tell you…every single one wants a white women..see all the sports and movie guys wanting to marry them….black women also suggest that when they try to straighten their hair and use “archatone skin lotion”to lighten skin…FACT..ask any black men to see photos of all women then hook up a polygraph and ask which one turns you on the most and MOST importantly which women would you like to be on a distant island with..yep stuck there with a beautiful white women or a black one…be honest its WHITE women ARE prettier..their are some very pretty black women…but few..get 6 white women 6 black women and make them not touch their hair or use make up for 6 months then have a beauty contest all natural !!!! now what !!!!at random just pick ANY white girl and ANY black girl from a local high school and see with pot luck which is much prettier…go down any street and look at the differance…don’t lie to yourself…

      • Author
        Will Brink 8 years ago

        Louie, I know many black men, clearly far more then you do, and guess what, all are with black women. Have they dated white women too? Of course, because they are men of character and know special women come in all colors. The rest of your comments frankly, come off as ignorant dribble. Two, your personal opinions are fine (you can be attracted to, or not attracted to, whom ever you wish as is your right) but your comments have no bearing on mine in the vid specific to research I’m making the comments on. Don’t like your comments, so walk lightly here, assuming you wish to remain a member in good standing on the BrinkZone. I won’t tolerate racist comments here, and I suspect, like many, you don’t even see some of what you said as bordering on racism. You dig?

        • louie 8 years ago

          Yes I DIG…but my 2 best friends ARE black..grew in in NYC…east harlem…pure fact….also I’m not a racist…I’m vice comander OF A LOCAL DISABLED AMERICAN vETERAN..SERVICE OFFICER OFvIETNAM VETS…WITH MANY BLACK MEMBERS…MOST AGREE TO part OF WHAT I’VE SAID…PART THAT IS…BUT i COULD UNDERSTAND WHY…i HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD …THEREFORE i WILL NOT TOLERATE RACISM..but I feel that you are trying to COMBAT racism through making your points….Its a very hard thing you’re trying to do..I comend you…also please don’t use me as an example of a racist because I’m not..I just placed facts as far as I see them Honestly and with the agreement from black friends that clearly know my views and still befriend me 100%….lets make it simple..why do rich football stars that are black want to marry a white women ? they have all the money in the world and could get whatever they want..and what they want is a white women…do you have an answer for that ? if anyone has an honest one please tell me..ok…Love your site….Louie

  2. steve 8 years ago

    How many black women are changing their look to be “more white” vs how many white women are trying to look black?
    You know the answer to that
    There are lot of women of color,everyone who is not white for instance
    This was about black women. not all women of color

    • Author
      Will Brink 8 years ago

      And your point is?

    • Martin 8 years ago

      I’d say every white girl who sunbathes, visits a tanning booth or uses self tanners are trying to become “black” (or darker) to a certain extent. I guess this would be the majority of white women

  3. Nico 8 years ago

    very simple- if you look at somebody and she is ugly then she is ugly and when you look at somebody and she is beautiful then off-coarse u know what. No need to ask somebody else- opinions r different. Thanks for that.

    • TrainerDude 8 years ago

      I have not read the article because the title sums it up and I find it offensive enough. Black women were categorized as “ugly” long ago by whites, in general, that owned them. The white woman was defined as the epitomy of beautiful. To the black man, the black woman was not ugly, however, as society’s definition of beauty engulfed him (for lack of a better term), he ascribed beauty to the white woman as well.
      One other thing that must be considered is this, as one attempts to ratiionalize why so many black men have white women, you cannot exclude the fact that for many years white women were of limits to black men and vice versa. Once that restriction was lifted or eased, the colors flocked to one another because after all, we are all humans and we find each other attractive regardless of race.
      I find that both races tend to emulate each other. White women want big lips, big butts and curly hair and black women want straight hair and pointy noses. It ain’t gonna happen naturally. Too bad we cannot accept what and how God made us but strive to be something we are not.

  4. me 8 years ago

    ok so do shorter men prefer black women? i’m confused..

    • Author
      Will Brink 8 years ago

      We must do a study on that! 🙂

  5. renee 8 years ago

    As a black woman, I can see how the media has shaped a lot of how we view ourselves. Television is white washed, b/c that’s who is shaping that viewpoint of what is a beauty standard. I’m sure the researcher did not talk with a variety of people from different backgrounds. He himself probably is white,
    However, all of my white friends are tanning to look more black, Indian, Spanish, and other skin tone other than what they already have. Some friends are aggressively trying to exercise with kettle bells and wear shape wear to achieve a bigger backside, shapely hips. I know that people use lip plumper and botox injections for bigger lips and do a lot of harmful things to give the appearance larger breasts. These are all traits of black women. Historically she at one point was the standard of beauty around the world.
    So, no black women are not ugly.
    Everyone is not looking for a white girl. lol I find it sad that your only connection with non white people is what you see in the media or with famous celebrities. That has nothing to do with the average black person.

    • steve 8 years ago

      they are not tanning to look more black–they are just tanning

      • Author
        Will Brink 8 years ago

        Agree to disagree, but play nice on my web page.

      • Mellissa 8 years ago

        @ Steve: “they are not tanning to look more black–they are just tanning”…..yeah, if weight-training, in order to show cut/definition in their muscles, but if not, they why….because they are not happy in their original [pale] skin that they were born with. And don’t start giving me that “to look healthy” rubbish either, I just don’t buy it!

  6. Muata 8 years ago

    Will, once I read the title of the email, I had to see why this guy says that my mom is less attractive than other women. Hell, even though she is in her 70s, she has enough guys (of all ethnicities btw) running after her since she single.
    Listen, studies like this (remember the Bell Curve?) do nothing to further knowledge. It only reinforces stereotypes that are slowly but surely dying. BTW, what does he mean by Black women? Is he talking about women of African descent all over the world? Or, is he singling out African American women? Well, if he is, then how do dark skinned Puerto Ricans fair? Oh, and if the researcher isn’t aware there are also Mexicans of African descent/Black Mexicans living in Mexico (e.g., Oaxaca, Veracruz). So, are these women included in the study too.
    I just think studies like this are simply hilarious and not worth getting all upset over. I’m just waiting for the next study confirming that old stereotype from slavery: Black guys have large penises! I keep trying to keep this one alive, but my “non-Black” male buddies still won’t buy it. So, hopefully the study comes out soon. LOL!!!
    I’m not PC either Will … keep posting great information!
    @Louie – It’s amazing that not only do you know every Black man in this country but his deep down sexual desires too. Wow, tell me your secret … oh omnipotent one … LOL … you gotta be joking right?

  7. Floyd 8 years ago

    I am black & subscribded to you to rx your fitness & nutrition knowledge
    which to date I have found excellent.
    That is until today when I received your totally bullshit email
    that panders to rednecks. Why I ask?
    You just lost a customer. Floyd UK

    • Author
      Will Brink 8 years ago

      Panders to rednecks? You either didn’t watch the vid, or didn’t understand it. Either way, your loss. I’m exposing racism covered up as research and felt it was the right thing to do…Good luck Floyd.

  8. Mellissa 8 years ago

    Hmmmm…ok, I’ll keep this brief because I am still raging from reading previous comments. First off, I am a BEAUTIFUL black woman, and yes, I have been told on occasion by both black and white men, HOWEVER, beauty truly does lie within the eye of the beholder. I have to to concur with my fellow black sister, Renee, in regards to how we are portrayed within today’s society and media. Living here in London [UK], is far worse if you are an insecure black woman anyway. TV programmes, adverts and magazines are dominated by white women and it is if we do not exist…..and why so much of our black people are so damn LOST! My own sister in the past has resorted to bleaching creams in the hope that her skin tone may appear “lighter”, this does NOT work, only making the skin thinner and sickly-looking. The whole cream-thing is just as common, if not more so, among Indian women also, as I understand that the more lighter you are, the more “beautiful” you will be. Bollocks!!! I’m black, healthy and VERY PROUD of my colour.
    And in response to Louie, or whatever you call yourself:
    I happen to know a LOT of black brothers who’ll pick a fit, muscular, toned sister with a FIRM backside over a flat-assed, pale-skinned white bimbo any day of the week!! You clearly do not know that many black men do you???
    P.s. Will, that was NOT an intended rasist comment, just a well-observed fact ok…..
    P.P.s. Loving your post! 😀

    • Author
      Will Brink 8 years ago

      Thanx Mellissa!

      • Mellissa 8 years ago

        No worries Will….think I’ve calmed down a bit now! Have a good day. M 😀

    • louie 8 years ago

      MELLISSA….a pale white women you say ..etc…ha ha you just slipped up and showed your true feelings….wow..don’t you think before you write ? thats funny..making fun of a white women when we should be talking about racism.AND you’re black…..and you scolded me ??????????? LOL…..!!!!!!

  9. Mellissa 8 years ago

    If someone is ugly, they’re just PLAIN UGLY, race is irrelevant.

  10. Leonard 8 years ago

    I have a problem with such “research” that has no scientific validity or data to support their premise / thesis. Neither do I understand the “resultant findings” of saying “Black Women Less Physically Attractive”. Is that not a very subjective “opinion” that would much be better as a “poll” rather than a “study”? I am not even sure that it will have statistical value. Even if it did, what does such a poll hope to achieve? It will also depend on the geographical area that such a “poll” took place.
    I agree with Will on the reason and usefulness of this “study”. How does it help anyone understand human nature or what impact does this “study” have socially or psychologically?
    Strange “study” and even stranger people who fund such studies! I am sure that Satoshi Kanazawa can find something more intelligent and substantial to study. I am amazed that someone funded this study. Satoshi comes across as a researcher who is not only ignorant, but has very limited intellectual capacity, as he could not find something more substantial to study. Something that would actually serve some purpose that would give his research value. It does appear that he was just trying to make a living, or maybe pass an exam for which ANY study would have been acceptable.
    This is just my opinion. Personally, I admire beauty, regardless of the source and find that every human being has some feature or quality that has beauty in them.

  11. Douglas 8 years ago

    good analizes…good humour line at the end….lol…thankx

  12. mike 8 years ago

    Beyonce or Jennifer Aniston? HMMMM! Jenifer Lopez or Halle Berry? HMMM! Beauty is colorless and I’d take any of these 4 ladies anyday of the week!!! I’m a 50 yr. old white man and have seen alot of pretty White,Black,Asian and Latino women in my life. What”s color got to do with it???

  13. Ben 8 years ago

    To each his own, I’m white and think black is beautiful. Reseach on another subjuct:
    The Dangers of Bread
    A recent Cincinnati Enquirer headline read, “SMELL OF BAKED BREAD MAY
    BE HEALTH HAZARD.” The article went on to describe the dangers of the
    smell of baking bread. The main danger, apparently, is that the
    organic components of this aroma may break down ozone (I’m not making
    this stuff up).
    I was horrified. When are we going to do something about
    bread-induced global warming? Sure, we attack tobacco companies, but
    when is the government going to go after Big Bread?
    Well, I’ve done a little research, and what I’ve discovered should
    make anyone think twice …..
    1: More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread eaters.
    2: Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming
    households score below average on standardized tests.
    3: In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the
    home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant
    mortality rates were unacceptably high; many women died in
    childbirth; and diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever and influenza
    ravaged whole nations.
    4: More than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24
    hours of eating bread.
    5: Bread is made from a substance called “dough.” It has been proven
    that as little as one pound of “dough” can be used to suffocate a
    mouse. The average American eats more bread than that in one month!
    6: Primitive tribal societies that have no bread, exhibit a low
    occurrence of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease and osteoporosis.
    7: Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects deprived of bread
    and given only water to eat, actually begged for bread after only two days.
    8: Bread is often a “gateway” food item, leading the user to harder
    items such as butter, jelly, peanut butter and even cold cuts.
    9: Bread has been proven to absorb water. Since the human body is
    more than 90 percent water, it follows that eating bread could lead
    to your body being taken over by this absorptive food product,
    turning you into a soggy, gooey bread-pudding person.
    10: Newborn babies can choke on bread.
    11: Bread is baked at temperatures as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit!
    That kind of heat can kill an adult in less than one minute.
    12: Most American bread eaters are utterly unable to distinguish
    between significant scientific fact and meaningless statistical babbling.
    In light of these frightening statistics, we propose the following
    bread restrictions:
    1: No sale of bread to minors.
    2: No advertising of bread within 1000 feet of a school.
    3: A 300 percent federal tax on all bread to pay for all the societal
    ills we might associate with bread.
    4: No animal or human images, nor any primary colors (which may
    appeal to young children) may be used to promote bread usage.
    5: A $4.2 zillion fine on the three biggest bread manufacturers.
    Please pass this message on to everyone you know who cares about this
    crucial issue.
    Remember: Think globally, act idiotically.

    • Annette 8 years ago

      Thank you Will for your comment to Louie. People have different taste. As a black woman I can HONESTLY tell you that the white guys CONSTANTLY ask me out. All the time. As for the brothers, they ask me out too, but not as much as the white guys. The majority of black guys I know are with black women. I know alot of interracial couples as well. I am in an interracial marriage and have interracial children, but I did not marry my husband because he was white. I do not see any difference in attractiveness in people of different races. To be honest, good looks is overrated. I would pick an ugly guy that treats me good over an attractive guy that does not any day!
      As for black women being ugly!!! That is a joke. We are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. We have beautiful bodies, skin that rarely wrinkles, beautiful hair, and beautiful personalities. My white, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, sisters are just as beautiful.

      • Author
        Will Brink 8 years ago

        I agree Annette on all fronts. You have sat across from me over drinks with the other BBR members (all women in case anyone wants to know…It’s good to be me some times…) and you know what you see is what you get with me. Louie or otherwise, I don’t play that, don’t tolerate that. I was raise better then that. Again, objective research is one thing, even when the results are not convenient to our paradigm, junk science loaded with personal opinion, another matter.

        • Annette 8 years ago

          Will, I know you have my back and all women of color! I also love it that you do put stuff like this out there for people to see. It is amazing to see the ignorance that continues to exist, but people ignorance is out there and it is good to expose the ignorance.
          Love ya Will for your courage to expose the facts as is. You make me smile!

      • louie 8 years ago

        annette..I have dated black women..my First was a black women…you got me all wrong….i understand why though….

      • louie 8 years ago

        annette, can you pleeeeeze show your face in your photo…pretty Please…..

  14. Sandra Broughton 8 years ago

    Hey! Love your response – and that file. Now, if only someone could get that to the money people supporting these things.
    Speaking as a very pale, pasty white woman, I totally envy women of colour. The only colour I ever achieve ‘naturally’ is lobster red! Not tan, not golden, or brown – crispy, painful red blotches – so not attractive. I’m not into women, but I see just as many beautiful black women as white. In fact I think there are a lot more beautiful black women – because they seem to have a character or presence to them, that a lot of white women simply don’t.
    Speaking as someone who has a heck of a time getting muscle definition, I’m impressed with the number of black women who seem to have amazing muscle tone, even if they are not athletes. Mostly though, like everything else about humanity, it comes down to the individuals and I see NO validity in that study what so ever. Makes me wonder just what shortcomings (sorry Will!) he has that he feels the need to belittle others.
    -Sandra

    • Richard 8 years ago

      I am surprised that Psychology Today published such garbage. It is demeaning and has no place in today’s world. If we don’t move beyond such ignorance we are condemned to return to it. Poverty, hunger and violence and how to end them need to be studied. By the way, our First Lady is a beautiful intelligent black woman. Peace.

  15. Joe Mongiardo 8 years ago

    Hey Will:
    I don’t get the connection between fitness and black women? Aren’t you a fitness guru/consultant?

    • Author
      Will Brink 8 years ago

      I am that, and much more Joe. There’s no relationship, nor is one required. I am a researcher, and felt a need to comment on this guys “research” as I’m a human being who has opinions and or knowledge on a wide range of topics. I plan to cover many topics outside of fitness in my “Brinkisms” section of the site in the future.

  16. jose 8 years ago

    i just concluded some researchof my own, in which i found that people who talk bs are a lot less physically attractive…”objectively”.

  17. Elissa 8 years ago

    You won’t have to look far for pretty harsh criticisms of Satoshi Kanazawa’s “research” – on this and other topics. Academic freedom has protected him from professional censure thus far. But this may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/19/lse-academic-triggers-race-row

  18. Sean 8 years ago

    Will,
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is it not????
    All races have people with exceptional “beauty” and this is only “my” opinion as it is subjective.
    Maybe someone should fund him to do a study on Muslim women- it would be interesting to see how Satoshi would go with the burka’s when he cannot see what he is looking at to make an assessment????

  19. bubba 8 years ago

    I thought black women were perty untill I saw Opera without makeup,she would scare Frankenstine.

  20. Eugenia Randler 8 years ago

    The American culture does not view black women as being ugly. There are beautiful and ugly people within all races. I am glad you have seperated the study as being subjective and not objective. The proof that Black Women are considered beautiful can be found in answers to the following questions: why do White Women want tans? Why does interracial relationships exist? You stated there was no value from this study. The only value I see is that Black Women organizations people will increase their membership and stand up against narrow minded researchers. This article shows to the world that some people are educated but still ignorant. The good thing about the American culture is that we have a wide variety of races and cultures. Where-ever these researchers are from they need to recognize what a mighty God we serve (Black Women) and turn away from their wicked ways.

  21. Lorne Wilson 8 years ago

    I never read the article, but I reallly resent the implication. What I think any experienced male will find is that there are attractive women in any group, and about an equal number of them. Just remember guys, women don’t really find very many of us guys that “cute.”

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