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Old 10-29-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
marx
 
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Default Fit in into the White society?

G'day!
Where or whom do you think the bigger pressure among Black women to straighten their hair comes from? Whites? Or Blacks?
Am I wrong by saying that White folks generally mind kinky/curly hair less than Blacks themselves?

Quote:
Detroiter Tiffany Buckley-Norwood says her thick, kinky-curly hair made her a target for ridicule in school.

"I was already different because I was a black Latina (Cuban) living in a predominately black community," says the labor and employment law attorney. "I remember in elementary and middle school, I would cry because people would tease me because my hair wasn't relaxed."
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This came into my mind after reading some things about Chris Rock’s “Good Hair”.
Non-Black folks don’t even understand what “good hair” is supposed to mean.
Btw, I don't mean to discard Asians and Latinos here. I think most of them are also pretty clueless about "good hair", with the possible exceptions of Latino communities with considerable African influence, Dominicans being a primary example.
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