Whose Hair Is It Anyway?

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            Why do we always have to defend our natural hair? Why do we have to explain it to other races? Why do some sisters refuse to go natural by fear that they will not find a good job if they do? Why do some professionals on TV have to explain their braids or Afros to their viewers? Why is natural hair considered bad hair in some people's eyes?

“If your hair is relaxed, white people are relaxed,” the comedian Paul Mooney, sporting an Afro, says in the documentary “Good Hair,” which won a jury prize at the Sundance film festival and comes out in October. “If your hair is nappy, they’re not happy.” It may sound funny, but it is true. Below is a link to the full article.
(black hair still tangled in politics new york times).

            Above is an except from a NYtimes article that I found on their website. The article was written back in 2009. It came about after 11-year-old Malia Obama wore her mini twists while vacationing in Rome, Italy. Some republican blogger made some comments about her not representing our country in a positive way because her hair was not straightened. Can you believe this crap? She is black. Her color already indicates that she was not born with straight hair. Whose hair is it anyway? These people are like some unwanted lice. They are all up in our hair like fungi. They tick, tick, and tick until they make our scalp itch. "I am not my hair." Stop trying to define me by my Afro or my tight curls. I embrace my curls, I love them, but there's more to me than the way I decide to wear the hair that I was born with.God did not make a mistake when He made me. Psalm 139:14
New International Version (NIV) 14  "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  your works are wonderful. I know that full well."


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