Kimberly Moffitt, American Studies, and Shawn Bediako, Psychology, on “The Marc Steiner Show”

Assistant Professor of American Studies Kimberly Moffitt and Assistant Professor of Psychology Shawn Bediako appeared on “The Marc Steiner Show” May 24 to discuss the controversial study, “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” which was recently released and subsequently taken down from a blog of the popular journal Psychology Today. The study has been widely critiqued by the scientific community, as well as feminist and African American groups. It has also sparked strong responses across the Internet, from the Psychology Today website itself, Twitter and news blogs such as Salon.com. Moffitt and Bediako appeared on the show with comedienne, actress and author Marshelle, where they discussed perceptions of African American beauty in American society and the implications of this study for the body image of African American women.

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