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Reply to "Would Black women choose, date, or marry a brother who perms or straightens his hair?"

I think Black women should stop taking their emotional and style cues from white women and confused men walking around in Black skin.
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I think that comment about the aesthetics of a white woman got you in trouble. Just because a sister has a relaxer doesn't mean that that she looks white or is even trying to look white. The reality of it is if you are black there isn't much you can do to look white. Its just not possible.

I strongly disagree.

The historical purposes for altering our hair, men and women, was directly related to 1) being more attractive to white people, and 2)erasing (as much as possible) that part of Africa. You and I both know it is IMPOSSIBLE to do so, however, there is an entire industry designed to make it happen. The industry of "race altering products" is substantial and generates billions of dollars in sales and revenue. And in the case of Black hair, sistas are spending a whole bunch of money to do the IMPOSSIBLE on a a temporary basis.

Given the origins of hair straightening, we must not allow our sisters or our people, to hide behind the belief that the process is a issue of taste and style. This is an issue of self hatred passed down through generations.
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