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  1. #1
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    Default the napptural hair debate

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    seems don imus has re-ignited a flame amongst white yanky doodles. not sure of impact it has had in the uk but the bbc did cover imus sacking a hush money settlement

    anyway was browsing concreteloop and they highlighted an issue that was being discussed by Glamour magazine (usa version) editor

    'Glamour' Editor To Lady Lawyers: Being Black Is Kinda A Corporate "Don't" - Jezebel

    afrobella Ask Afrobella — The “Professional” Prejudice

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    I saw this on Afrobella's blog too. Apparent we'll have to wait until the law magazine which was mentioned comes out to verify the information thought. No disrespect to afrobella but I don't want to jump on the bandwagon only for the information to just be internet hype.

    However if it is true it really shows what we are fighting against to be taken seriously in the corporate world. Penalised for wearing our hair in the way it grows out of our head?? As with all other races, well maintained natural African hair can be professional, just like it can be funky or fashionable or (ok I'm running out of adjectives but you must see my point).

    This as yet unnamed Glamour editor really needs to be called to task over her comments because they are BANG out of order.
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    We are certainly struck by hair texture. as you can see my grandson has taken his hair from his mother's side (american indian).

    my hair as a child was reddish and grew in locks. my mother's side had with people a generation removed. her hair was straight long and cold black. i always was picked on because of my hair.

    i grew dreads in the mid 70s in Louisiana after seeing Jamiacans in San Francisco. I was thought to be insane to wear my hair in such and 'unkept' manner. i am marleys color and have the same hair texture.

    it pangs me to hear my people use good hair bad hair still.
    It is what it is...

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    I haven't got a problem with my hair cause i've got what they call 'good hair' and i don't agree with the terminology but I love my hair...

  5. #5
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    Now you talkin'. hair is hair is hair.

    straight hair is okay. some black folk got natural straight hair. i have even seen natural kinky hair on whites.

    what you got is what you got.

    my hair has always locked if it was over a half inch long. I grew dreads in the 70s and cut them for a job. i am 57 and soon to retire and will never cut them again.
    It is what it is...

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    The next time a dumb woman says straight hair is easier to manage

    Study: Curly Hair Tangles Less | LiveScience

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilsoulful1 View Post
    I haven't got a problem with my hair cause i've got what they call 'good hair' and i don't agree with the terminology but I love my hair...
    So if it wasn't ''good'' hair, then you would have a problem with it?

    As for the first article I am not surprised by the attitudes, the fools are the ones (the Black men & women) who change their hair to fit in with the corporate world. Nothing ever changed, by people conforming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Watcher View Post
    The next time a dumb woman says straight hair is easier to manage

    Study: Curly Hair Tangles Less | LiveScience
    I don't mean to offend, but this one article really doesn't absolutely prove that curly hair tangles less.

    There are some factors that may have made this study lean one way and not another that have not been addressed.

    For instance, 1.What was the health and condition of the hair?

    2.) What were the varying levels of curliness?

    3.) What type of fabric or clothing did each of the subjects wear?

    4.) Were all the subjects washed or did they use the same hair products before the study?


 

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