Tag Archives: Hair

Hating black hair starts young, just ask Blue Ivy Carter

Tweet My tits have been in a serious twirl lately about the commentary on Blue Ivy Carter’s hair. Discontent that Baby Blue’s hair isn’t arranged in some sort of identifiable style has the internet ablaze. The idea of the child of Beyoncé and Jay-Z not being “presentable” is laughable at best. We’re talking about a [...]
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Story of my life: Teacher tells adorable black child her dreadlocks are “distracting”

TweetThe more things change, the more they stay the racist same.  I was the only black person in my grade until high school so the story of Tianna Parker, a 7 year old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma broke my heart.  This poor child was sent home from school because teachers consider “dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and [...]
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The unbearable politicizing of black hair

TweetFull Disclosure: I’ve been natural for nearly 12 years. Many years ago, when I was working on a big real estate project as an entry level project manager, a fellow black woman admonished me for wearing a colorful headscarf. At the time, I wore my hair in double strand twists that I would do myself, [...]
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Bachmann Sexism Watch: Hair and Makeup Edition

Tweet Pic via Remember Palin Sexism Watch and Hillary Sexism Watch during the last presidential election? I guess it’s time for the Bachmann version. Mother Jones of all places wrote yesterday about Michele Bachmann’s hair and makeup bill: According to Bachmann’s latest campaign finance filings, her campaign spent nearly $4,700 on hair and makeup in [...]
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Making a personal choice at the expense of other women

TweetIn a recent New York Times article, For Russia’s Poor, Blond Hair is Snippet of Gold, we learn about the international market for blonde hair: …on a lane where geese waddle through muddy puddles, a brick building holds crate upon crate of this region’s one precious harvestable commodity: human hair, much of it naturally blond. [...]
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