quote:Originally posted by Oshun Auset:
If anything, I think what Khalliqa laid out, needs to be discussed more. White supremacy and how it functions intra/inter-racially(and it's mechanisms) needs to be discussed in whatever area applicable... No? The rebellious folk are rebellious because they understand the system...no? How can we spread understanding if it is a taboo topic?
I'm not opposed to discussing the causes of Black womens' (and mens') negative thoughts and attitudes about the texture of our hair. However, merely discussing the causes are obviously not effective in getting some people to make the transition. For some people, the fear of disapproval and unacceptance is stronger than their will to change. Therefore, merely telling people, in a judgemental tone, that they are "in denial" about who they are, and so forth, is not very motivating. It's like expecting a fat person to stop eating beaause you called them fat. BTW: I'm not accusing you of being a judgemental person, I am speaking in general.
In other words, if you were to ask your sister-girlfriend what motivated her to cut her long Black hair for a short natural, I'm sure it wasn't someone who was being a hair snob/hair-judger towards her. By the way, what was your friend's motivation for transitioning to a natural? Did she ever tell you? What was her inspiration?