WowOnce, I got on an elevator in a very rich, predominantly white area. After a few seconds of silence, the elderly lady in there with me suddenly reached out and tried to grabbed my hair. In shock and horror, I stepped back and shrieked. A look of surprise was evident on my face - on hers, was a look of what seemed to be digust."Sheesh!" she said. "I was ONLY trying to touch it."
I was not in any way offended my her interest in my hair. Of course she would be! Natural hair is beautiful and intriguing. What I did not like was her invasion of my personal space. Were her hands even clean?
I don't know what was most frightening about the whole experience: The fact that she reached out to touch my hair or her defense that she was 'only' trying to touch it, like she had some kind of rights.
How quickly her interest in my hair faded away though... Most awkward elevator ride of my life.
Exactly. WHat is with that mess?Exactly. I don't know a single black female, young or old, who thinks it's okay to go up to a white woman and grab their hair. And just like whites...there are PLENTY of blacks who have never seen black hair up close. Let's not make out like only black people can be exotic creatures. There are plenty of white free areas in the US where the little girls and and older women would be amazed to see long blonde hair out of its natural habitat. I dare you to find one that'll act entitled to the right to touch the white woman's hair.
I don't even think it's a boundary issue. Why does this not happen to people with non-kinky (or tightly curled) hair? If it was a boundary issue, everybody with curly hair would have the whole world up in their hair. But it's not. It's specific to a certain type of hair that only a certain segment (mostly) of the population have.
Sidenote! Urbanbella's hair is GORG
And that's exactly what I mean. It may be a boundary issue, but this entitlement thing is working on top of that when it comes to kinky/tightly curled hair. "I feel that it is ok (nay, my right) to touch your hair without permission because I can, and I don't care about what you think"...seriously?
Curiousity excuse is some BS. I'm curious about a snake's skin, that don't mean I'll be all up in there touching everywhich snake wherever I go...GTHOHWTBS
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