In Your Words– Psychology Today on Black Women and Beauty

Psychology Today blogger and evolutionary scientist Satoshi Kanazawa set off a firestorm of tweets today with his post, “Why are black women less physically attractive than other women?”:

science also proved the earth was flat... so i can't be that mad that they "proved" black women less attractive...
David Meares

A collection of local reactions, below the jump.

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Tweet of Two Days Ago

For the 2nd time in 5 months, fmr. gov. and sen candidate George Allen asks me,"what position did you play?" I did not a play a sport.
Craig Melvin

Craig Melvin is a tall, black man. Oh, and he happens to be an NBC4 reporter.

Former governor George Allen later tweeted an explanation:

.@craigmelvin sorry if I offended, ask people a lot if they played sports Grew up in football family found sports banter good way to connect
George Allen

Perhaps Allen reminding Melvin of his football roots isn’t the best tactic, though.

Tweet of the Day, 03.02

Not to mention that it’s very easy to cut down a new tree…and get your bike stolen:

Please. Our brand new trees on #HSt are NOT bike racks. That will harm them. We waited too long for this. Got it?
Margaret Holwill

Local Tweets About NPR and Anacostia

I used Storify, a neat tool which aggregates tweets (or other snippets of social media) and presents them in one tidy package to pull together local reactions to yesterday’s Morning Edition segment on Anacostia. What you see above is a screen shot of the collection. The full, interactive “story” is below the jump:

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