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Psychology Today magazine recently posted an article on their site titled: “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” The mag claims that there are marked race differences in physical attractiveness among women, but not among men. Why? The article is based on a study conducted in which several people were interviewed and the “scientific method” was used.

Here’s an excerpt:

This sex difference in the race differences in physical attractiveness – where physical attractiveness varies significantly by race among women, but not among men – is replicated at each Add Health wave (except that the race differences among men are statistically significant, albeit substantively very small, in Wave III). In each wave, black women are significantly less physically attractive than women of other races.

Recall that women on average are more physically attractive than men. So women of all races are on average more physically attractive than the “average” Add Health respondent, except for black women. As the following graph shows, black women are statistically no different from the “average” Add Health respondent, and far less attractive than white, Asian, and Native American women.

The story has since been removed from the site, but our friends over at has the entire story.


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