Northwestern University Stands by Visiting Scholar after Controversial Remarks on Minority Women’s Attractiveness

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Satoshi Kanazawa, a British-American scholar of evolutionary psychology and intelligence, started a controversy when he suggested black women may not be attractive in some respects. Some of his other academic articles are also controversial, such as the issue of Islamic culture and whether all women are prostitutes. This led to a petition from students to fire Kanazawa, which the provost of Northwestern University, Jonathan Holloway, has refused to entertain. He reiterated that Kanazawa has academic freedom, which they will honor, and that the university may not renew the guest scholarship for Kanazawa when it expires at the end of the year.