View Poll Results: Do white people have an opinion on ethnic hairstyles

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  • As long as said ethnic hairstyle looks kept, I don't care

    52 37.68%
  • I think ethnic hairstyles such as afros and dreadlocks are unprofessional

    11 7.97%
  • I think straight hair looks better on black women

    9 6.52%
  • I've never even gave it a thought

    74 53.62%
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Thread: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Not to worry.

    By 2019 we'll be blaming the straight-hair look on the Chinese

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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I think this entire issue is ridiculous.
    It's only a little ridiculous.

    I do think it's a personal preference thing. Everyone wants to feel good inside of their own skin.


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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    I prefer straight but it depends on the woman.

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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    It's only a little ridiculous.

    I do think it's a personal preference thing. Everyone wants to feel good inside of their own skin.
    Absolutely.
    I do love my curly hair but it is a bitch to control, straight hair is very easy to manage. I am very lazy individual, i cannot be bothered to spend hours every night on it

    Besides, i think straight hair suits me more and i have changed the colour of my hair. It is naturally a inky black but i made it more brown.


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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    I had absolutely no idea this was an "issue".

    I'm utterly indifferent to the whole thing. If a women, of whatever race, looks good with her hair whatever way it is, (whether it is "ethnically correct" or not), then fine. If she looks bad, well then she just does. Whatever.

    I find it impossible to give a rat's heiney about it. Then again, I'm a man, so maybe that's it. If I had a dollar for everytime I've heard women viciously criticize other women over hair/clothes/makeup/etc, I could retire...

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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    This is one of the few times I wish I had college, or some sort of formal education. It's frustrating not having the right words to describe what I see.

    Hatuey makes an analogy where he compares afros with mohawks.

    Yet afros are what happens to black people's hair when they don't do anything to it, ie it's the natural state of their hair.
    What is considered "radical" among black people is merely looking natural. All they have to do to be considered "radical", "ghetto", subversive, iconoclastic, and possibly dangerous to the established order of things is not process their hair so that it looks like white people's hair. All they have to do is be their natural selves, to be considered radical.

    Whereas white people have to alter themselves to extreme degrees- mohawks, unnaturally colored hair dye, piercings, tattoos- in order to achieve this same "outsider" status. Just going around looking natural and "unprocessed" is not enough, at least not since the 1960s.

    This reminds me for some reason of Freud, and his studies of turn-of-the-century women and girls which caused him to develop the theory of "penis envy"; the theory that all girls, at a certain age, feel inferior because they realize they don't have penises and never will.
    Freud never realized that this phenomenon was a product of the time and place he lived, that he was seeing it through the lens of the intensely patriarchal society he operated in. Girls felt inferior and depressed when they got old enough to realize that their society considered them inferior because they lacked penises, and that they would never have the same rights or status as their contemporaries who had penises.
    It was not the physical organ they envied; it was the acceptance and power this organ bestowed. They didn't want penises, they wanted equality. They wanted to be accepted fully as vasluable members of the society they lived in, and they knew they never would, because of what they had (or more to the point, what they lacked) between their legs.

    Do you see the correlation I'm trying to draw here?
    I'm sorry I don't have the education to say this better.
    If blacks (as well as whites) think "processed", unnatural hair looks better on other blacks, it may not be a purely aesthetic preference. It may be subconsciously influenced by the fact that whites in our society have historically been the privileged and ruling class, and blacks have been the underprivileged and oppressed class.
    People view everything through the lens of the social context it exists in.
    I'm only asking people to try to remove the lens and look at it objectively.
    I think it's really important that we do so.
    Why would black people in their natural state be considered unacceptable ("unprofessional", "radical", "ghetto", etc), while white people are encouraged to remain as close to their natursl state as posible in order to be "socially acceptable"?
    Do you understand at ALL what I'm trying to say>?
    I hear what you are saying 10. I think for some people, it's the same as their distaste for men with long hair. My Father inlaw thinks that goatees are unprofessional looking. (I have long hair and a goatee. ).

    For me, I think there is nothing worse than the middle aged combover. It looks ridiculous. It might as well be a mohawk.
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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    I like dreads, myself. I also like afros or any other hair style.

    Hair is just play stuff. Anything that actually matters is somewhere else.
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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Absolutely.
    I do love my curly hair but it is a bitch to control, straight hair is very easy to manage. I am very lazy individual, i cannot be bothered to spend hours every night on it

    Besides, i think straight hair suits me more and i have changed the colour of my hair. It is naturally a inky black but i made it more brown.
    Do you ever go swimming? I know women who straighten their hair and don't ever swim because of the labor it takes to fix their hair.
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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Do you ever go swimming? I know women who straighten their hair and don't ever swim because of the labor it takes to fix their hair.
    If my hair gets wet (I live in London, my hair always gets wet from the rain) i just continue like normal, my hair just goes back to my natural curls so i do not mind swimming


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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post

    Hatuey makes an analogy where he compares afros with mohawks.

    Yet afros are what happens to black people's hair when they don't do anything to it, ie it's the natural state of their hair.

    Do you see the correlation I'm trying to draw here?

    Yes, I do see where you're coming from. I agree with you.

    I don't think that every black person who processes their hair does so because they want to fit into a "white" society though. I think it's much more personal than that. Hatuey's just being Hatuey.



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