I’m reading this book. Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black hair In America By Ayana D Byrd and Lori L Tharp.
I have hit page 33. I have lost all patience for 1. White people appropriating ANY symbol/word/concept/hairstyle that is even REMOTELY attached to black people’s hair. No dreadlocks. No afros. No natural hair. No cornrows or canerows. No Chiney bumps no nappy no kinky. And I personally will do my best to support BLACK hair care product companies, period. 2. White people touching, commenting up or otherwise engaging with black people’s hair except in the case of having black kids in which 3. ANY EXCUSES you people have for not thoroughly investigating the history and current practices of black hair care. Like there is no fucking excuse. NONE. ZIP. NADA. End of story period done. After what you and your ancestors did and continue to do, there is NO EXCUSE. THERE IS NO PATIENCE. THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS. It is OVER.
In addition… There is NO PATIENCE for light skin people like myself and lighter whining on and on about how they are targeted for being lightskinned and people hated their curly hair and were jealous and envious and…. NO. NO. NO. Those clutch mag articles? STFD and STFU, oh ye writers thereof. There were fucking CHURCHES with a finetooth comb as a membership test. To say nothing of old traditions in HBCU’s and business organizations and … NO. To say NOTHING of whats going on STILL. RIGHT NOW. NO. That was survival tactics, and it is and was despicable all the same. NO. Deal with it. Process it. And work to dismantle it.