Psychology Today published a blog post by a racist scientist named Satoshi Kanazawa that blatantly called all black women objectively unattractive compared to all other women. Not only was the "science" Kanazawa used flawed, it turns out he flat out lied about the results. In truth the findings of the study he used stated that adult black women were rated at the same level of attractiveness as all other women.
Despite these glaring flaws, Psychology Today allowed the publication of Kanazawa's article. They then quickly removed it the same day and everyone involved (from Kanazawa to the editorial team at PT) went silent.
Black women immediately reamed Psychology Today hard with calls, letters and emails of outrage. This all occurred on May 16th, the Monday after the article was posted. Throughout the week black women continued to call Psychology Today to express disgust -- some to demand an apology and action against the author.
Psychology Today, headed up by Editor in Chief Kaja Perina, remained silent. The team was probably hoping that we black women would just go away already. After all, nobody really cares about our issues, right?
Then, the Change petition that demanded an apology from Psychology Today back on May 18th, suddenly blew up to well over 30,000 signatures in one day on May 26th. The mainstream media caught onto the story. Whites and black women alike expressed their displeasure with the magazine's decision to publish this clearly racist article.
Magically, the very next day on May 27th, Kaja Perina decided to issue an apology to black women and those who were offended.
Do you see what I'm getting at here? When it was just black women upset about the article for an entire week, Psychology Today felt it unnecessary to comment.
As soon as whites and the mainstream picked up on the story, Perina then apologized publicly -- the very next day. To me, that is a sign that Psychology Today is not apologizing to black women at all. Not in the least.
When I wrote my complaint letter to the editor, I stated that I wasn't asking for an apology because I knew it would be inauthentic. I stand by that. The disregard Psychology Today and Kaja Perina showed to black women when the story initially broke shows their true feelings on the matter.
So in short, apology not accepted.