I will go straight to the errors in this “scientific” paper, since I doubt anything else will resonate with some people. The researcher had ONLY 3 individuals rate the appearance of women on a scale of 1-5. Though Kanazawa calls this an “objective” rating, it definitely is not. There is no way that asking people for their opinions on attractiveness can be an objective measurement. Don’t be fooled by his factor analysis. Factor analysis has little to do with whether or not the underlying data being analyzed is biased itself. Three opinions is probably the smallest sample size that I have heard of in a “research” paper. I use the quotations since I do not consider this a valid, scientifically founded research paper. Kanazawa also pretends as if there is additional validity because he asked for opinions 3 times over a 7 year period. There is such a high likelihood that someone who found a woman unattractive 7 years will find her unattractive over the 7 year period. This just gives Kanazawa more data to falsely use to support his claim. I think that some explanations for why this claim is true might be needed, IF Kanazawa had proven that this claim was true, which he did not. All he proved was that three individuals found black women less attractive than the other Asian, Native American [how many full Native American women was he able to find?], and White women that they observed. There are so many things to be questioned, including, but certainly not limited to, the background of these three individuals, which women were selected from these racial backgrounds, and how a rating of 1-5 can be considered as a valid and objective scientific measurement. Everyone may have their opinions about the attractiveness of African American women or their ideas about hair, but this paper does not validate any of them opinions. It can not be used to validate any opinions about attractiveness as the research methodologies were incredibly flawed. I also want to point out that it is quite easy to run an experiment and form the data to prove your opinions. He could have chosen 3 interviewers with similar opinions (since when can someone objectively determine attractiveness anyways?). We don’t know how many individuals were interviewed. There might have been an unequal number from each race giving more power to negative or positive individual ratings for a particular race. The list goes on. It is unfortunate that there are people out there who will take as fact this terribly flawed “research” paper that is entirely without citation [at least it is so in this Buzzfeed copy]. I just hope that most people can recognize the poor quality of research that stems from this paper.