I re-read the blog just now. While I still believe neither side is innocent, something that lady said stands out for me (hadn't paid it much attention the first time). She said:
"White women like this hairstyle [natural, un-manipulated African hair] very much. But when black women see Naomi in public with an afro, they really disapprove."
This woman has lost her bearings here in at least two ways:
1. It is incorrect to assert that white women (even as a general rule) like afros. If that were true, white culture would reflect drastically different images in the media; workplace dress code policies would reflect less curl-hatred; more curly-haired white women - including on this website - would be less fearful of their hair looking "poofy", "frizzy" or any other euphemism used for hair believed to resemble African hair (Some apparently non-black ppl here have even panicked about their hair "looking afro-like"
). Moreover, I wouldn't - as someone biracial w/racially ambiguous features - still hear sketchy comments from some white women about black womens' hair on a regular basis, regardless of where in the US I live or travel. Certain white women try and hide their racism these days to appear PC.
2. If someone white is going to make a blanket statement about black women and their issues with black hair, then some intellectual honesty is called for: This blogger should also admit that negative black hair attitudes likely originated and are perpetuated by ongoing, institutionalized oppressive attitudes coming from a chiefly Caucasian
power source. ... Instead the blogger chose to ONLY gripe about black women for the same be$hitted, racist thinking those women inadvertently inherited from her distant white relatives (and some other whites who are still alive).