why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever
white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…
white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up
white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.
12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.
Read the ads
"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???
God, this makes me so incredibly sad. I never really thought about this before and I am so upset.
People of every race, religion, gender and sexual orientation have ads telling them to do all kinds of crazy shit. So what?
It’s hair for fucks sake. YOUR hair. A part of YOUR body. Do what the fuck you like with it, whoever you are.
Send me 1/2 as many pieces of evidence as I’ve provided of white people being told that having straight hair will not allow them to get jobs, have social mobility, be taken seriously or enter the armed forces. You’re not going to respond to news articles, statistics, studies, and advertisements that have existed and been recreated over 100 years with something you just pulled out of your ass lol.
Send me an advertisement telling white people that if they get box braids they will get a job more easily and be taken more seriously
Send me ONE advertisement telling white people that having cornrows will be more important than their resume in getting them the job and being taken seriously.
Send me it lol don’t just talk about it. let me see one.
We’re not just guessing here. Send me. Let’s see it. Send me a news article of a white woman losing her job because she didn’t have cornrows. Send me oneeeee send it to me.