The Science of attraction
African American women and men have been trying to understand why do certain ideals exist around light vs darker skin African Americans and thicker bottoms and thighs vs those with more and less of each of these features. Its been found that some are prewired while the rest is programmed.
Lots of research has been done over the years in the area of attraction and attractiveness. Brain imaging studies and neuroscience has led researchers to find that there are programs (“Apps” just like mobile apps for your iPhone) to help you determine what is attractive to you, the a and what is not. Additionally, These apps are designed for the software to get automatic periodic updates with new information and bug fixes just like your mobile apps. When new information is learned an auto-update adds a new version update from version 1.0 to version 2.0 (Just like your ClubHouse Updates).
Your default apps from when you were born have a built-in determination of what attractiveness will look like to you. This tends to change as you get software updates from your family, surroundings, television, internet, and other influences that update your app’s software from version 1.0 to version 2.0 or even 3.0 and so on.
When people look at you they automatically associate how you look with a certain set of personality traits and or feelings they may have about things they “think” they can assume about you based on your “look”. What they are in fact doing is trying to read how a future with you would be based on how you look!
Think of it like this, if a man has witnessed an old man play basketball terribly then he will automatically not want to pick any future player that reminds or resembles that player. Here an app update is programmed that an older player will not perform well in a game of basketball. This will result in this person not choosing this player on his team because he believes the player will not perform well in the next game if he chose him as his team member today. Why? Because of his latest software update.
One can conclude from the previous example, that the brain makes associations that are unrelated and relates them as if they are. For example, old age and basketball. Two totally different things are not connected. These connections we make to determine what we like whether it be darker colored mate vs lighter colored mate. These likes and or dislikes are the same factors that have been used for decades on African Americans where we have been programmed to associate blackness with crime, poverty and homelessness in social media, news and television.