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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    Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    In the blogworld ppl are commenting on Michelles hair at different events and it sparked this question. If Michelle wore her hair with an afro and a headband, or had manicured locs, or didn't have a relaxer, or didn't use heat, would the world look at her differently? Would people automatically assume she doen't take pride in her appearance?

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

    I like braids. And natural. And straight. And curled.

    The only black hairstyles that I don't like are a jheri curl (because all that oily crap is just NASTY) and dreads (which always look dirty).

    You need an other option on your poll.

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

    The fact that some hairstyles might be associated with certain races or ethnicity is irrelevant and not a free pass to look unprofessional. I think certain hair styles or even clothing can be considered unprofessional depending on the type of business. For example a a afro, mohawk, spiky hair,leather jacket with chains, jeans with holes, a t-shirt that says I **** on the first date and a ****load of piercings can be considered unprofessional in corporate business world, while a neatly trimmed hair and business suit are appropriate.A business suit and neatly trimmed hair would be considered unprofessional if you worked at a music store, Hot Topic, a store that specializes in urban clothes and certain other stores that sell an image. A woman showing up in Hajib to work as a waitress at Hooters would be unprofessional in that environment. Showing up to formation dressed up as a hippy when you are in the military would be considered unprofessional(unless there is a training exercise that requires that you show dress as a scumbag for some training simulation).
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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    I don't like fro's, never did. Makes the white or black hair look unkempt and too dry. Never have seen a person with curly hair that looked good unless it's really close to the scalp short. The dreadful locks are just that, it speaks for itself.

    Most black people know that straight hair looks best, and they go to extraordinary lengths to get it. Ever notice white women always go for the curly perms when they get old? Prolly cause it's easier to care for, but it still looks bad.

    The black men look best shaved or close to the scalp like Obama. He does need to get rid of the pleated pants, however. Flat front pants look best.

    I think Michelle Obama's hair is beautifully coiffed, and she is beautiful. She's too good for Barack in MHO. I'll bet her Momma thinks so, too. I wonder if they've ever talked divorce. First AA couple files for divorce while still in the White House. I always thought Hillary was going to divorce old Bill, and she didn't, so I'm not doing so hot on my bets.

    I had a black woman doctor once, and she had one of those new fashioned, black hairdos. It was really curly and spiky. She looked unprofessional. It made her look too with it, but not in a good way. JMHO.

    I believe if Michelle went Afro it would look unprofessional. It looks like a hairdo for people who don't care, and you have to be extraordinarily beautiful to pull it off. I wouldn't like it on our First Lady, but on anybody else it depends how well she is dressed otherwise. Afro says casual to me. Laura Bush had better hairdos than Hillary, but Hillary is on and off with the hair. Sometimes it's ok, and sometimes it's not.
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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    I'm not offended so much by ethnic hair-styles as by ethnic language distortions...

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

    Afros, braids do not belong in a professional setting.


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

    racist poll question

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

    I should have posted some example pics. Here's a slideshow of beautiful women w/ well kept locs. I had a friend who had nics locs who told me it was a myth that they don't wash their hair(altho some ppl choose not to) as she washed hers quite regularly.

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    A few pics of non-relaxed, non-heat applied black hair styles

    [img][http://www.the411onhair.com/image-fi...-face.jpg/img]





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

    What's the point of this thread?
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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    I don't give a damn what hairstyle *ANYONE* wears, except in those specific instances where I have to care. If my employee showed up to work with a mohawk, I'd care and it wouldn't be because of their skin color. Otherwise, do whatever you want to do, you make a choice and you live with the consequences, if there are any, of your decisions.
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