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The Spiral QueenThe Spiral Queen Posts: 54Registered Users
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I'm super pissed. Again. Quote from The Why Behind Natural Hair Fascination


“Because my black ancestors may have been your ancestors’ property, and had to smile while they got touched in ways they didn’t want to, but I am not YOUR property and never will be, so you’d best move your hand away from me.”

WHAT THE FREAKING HECK.

That is so freaking racist. How dare someone say that. When I say racist I mean racist against Europeans.

You assume Europeans feel superior to Africans JUST BECAUSE THEIR *LONG DEAD* ANCESTORS *MIGHT* HAVE BEEN SLAVE OWNERS?
Do you freaking think just because someone’s kin was a slave owner they are automatically evil monsters who think they can control you? WTF.


*sarcasm* And I see plenty of Africans asking to touch European people’s hair, so are they trying to turn Europeans into slaves?
Idiots.


Also, why is African hair considered NATURAL? Does that mean Asian or European hair is not natural and doesn't attract stares? :angry5:

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  • itsiliiiitsiliii Posts: 340Registered Users
    I admit that article was pretty strange to me too. Yes I think it's very rude when people OF ANY RACE try to touch someone else's hair without permission. But I think it's absolutely ridiculous that it was attributed to a slave owner/slave relationship.
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  • The Spiral QueenThe Spiral Queen Posts: 54Registered Users
    itsiliii wrote: »
    I admit that article was pretty strange to me too. Yes I think it's very rude when people OF ANY RACE try to touch someone else's hair without permission. But I think it's absolutely ridiculous that it was attributed to a slave owner/slave relationship.


    I agree with you. No matter anyone's race, it's annoying to just randomly grab someone's hair.

    And yes, it is ridiculous and, I must say, whiny to bring up the slavery thing. That is a sensitive topic for anyone, and 90% of people alive today had nothing to do with it. It's nuts and senseless to throw the whole slavery crap at people who had nothing to do with it.
  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    By "natural" one means Afro textured hair in its natural state as compared to Afro textured hair that has been chemically altered with a relaxer or texturizer. Not implying or saying that European or Asian hair isn't natural.

    The slavery bit was reaching, but I wouldn't call it "whiny". I think she was trying to touch on why the woman's sense of entitlement bothered her and went a tad too far.

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  • favoritecolorblufavoritecolorblu Posts: 287Registered Users
    Well, that one lady in the other article did get mad and say to her child, "She should have been glad that I wanted to touch her hair, I'm tired of being nice to *****y black women". So in that way she did feel a sense of entitlement to touch her hair while bringing up race.

    And it's not whiny. Idk what she experienced, maybe someone who was white told her that. Idk, I'm not her. But some, *SOME* white people do feel that way still, that blacks are still not equal to whites. Maybe she grew up in a racist town or something.

    And black hair is called natural because most black women have a chemical relaxer in their hair. Why are you mad about what other people call their hair? You know your hair is natural, is it really effecting your life that much? I honestly don't care how someone labels their hair/themselves as long as they don't try to label me while fitting their perspective on things.
  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    Well, that one lady in the other article did get mad and say to her child, "She should have been glad that I wanted to touch her hair, I'm tired of being nice to *****y black women". So in that way she did feel a sense of entitlement to touch her hair while bringing up race.

    And it's not whiny. Idk what she experienced, maybe someone who was white told her that. Idk, I'm not her. But some, *SOME* white people do feel that way still, that blacks are still not equal to whites. Maybe she grew up in a racist town or something.

    And black hair is called natural because most black women have a chemical relaxer in their hair. Why are you mad about what other people call their hair? You know your hair is natural, is it really effecting your life that much? I honestly don't care how someone labels their hair/themselves as long as they don't try to label me while fitting their perspective on things.

    "She should have been glad..."

    Some people, I swear.

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  • favoritecolorblufavoritecolorblu Posts: 287Registered Users
    Well, that one lady in the other article did get mad and say to her child, "She should have been glad that I wanted to touch her hair, I'm tired of being nice to *****y black women". So in that way she did feel a sense of entitlement to touch her hair while bringing up race.

    And it's not whiny. Idk what she experienced, maybe someone who was white told her that. Idk, I'm not her. But some, *SOME* white people do feel that way still, that blacks are still not equal to whites. Maybe she grew up in a racist town or something.

    And black hair is called natural because most black women have a chemical relaxer in their hair. Why are you mad about what other people call their hair? You know your hair is natural, is it really effecting your life that much? I honestly don't care how someone labels their hair/themselves as long as they don't try to label me while fitting their perspective on things.

    "She should have been glad..."

    Some people, I swear.

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    Yeah, that's why I can see why that woman in that article would feel like that. That women who said those things felt like she was automatically allowed to touch her hair. Plus she brought up race? Something tells me she's racist. I'm just putting that out there.


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  • The Spiral QueenThe Spiral Queen Posts: 54Registered Users
    I think both those ladies are brats. It was wrong for that one lady to call the other a b-tch and get all mean, and it was wrong for the other lady to just ASSUME and say something so racist.

    Just another reason why I wish people understood, biologically, races do not exist.

    And about the natural hair thing, whenever people ask how I style my hair [on the computer and even once on the phone IRL] I say "oh it's natural, I just condition and shampoo it" and they assume I'm black. My hair does affect my life. A lot. I have many examples...
  • The Spiral QueenThe Spiral Queen Posts: 54Registered Users
    :angry4: Still pissed.

    And btw, if you think some 'white' people feel superior, I'm quite sure some 'black' people feel superior too. It's definitely not a one sided feeling.
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    It would never occur to me to touch anyone's hair without asking, and even then, it would have to be someone I knew well. The only reason I'd do so anyway is to see how the product she's used feels, anyway.

    Probably, I'd simply ask, "Does it still feel soft?" Or "Did it leave your hair crunchy?"

    However, my friend and stylist just reaches out and touches mine all the time and asks, "What did you use?" She's the only person I let boss me about my hair. It's funny. (She's fixed lots and lots of horrible color gaffs on my part, so she's entitled to be suspicious, even though I've learned my lesson. For now.)

    Touching a stranger in any way is presumptuous, imo.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    By "natural" one means Afro textured hair in its natural state as compared to Afro textured hair that has been chemically altered with a relaxer or texturizer. Not implying or saying that European or Asian hair isn't natural.

    The slavery bit was reaching, but I wouldn't call it "whiny". I think she was trying to touch on why the woman's sense of entitlement bothered her and went a tad too far.

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    Well it's true that in days gone by white people were "entitled" to do pretty much anything they wanted to do to black people, with hair touching being on the lower end of the scale of these types of affronts, going all the way up to rape and murder without being called to account for it.

    So Spiral Queen, you may not like that the black woman felt this way, but there's a reason for it. Some people who are still alive today have grown up with elders who survived slavery. Feeling superior and racism are two different things.
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  • WavyTinaWavyTina Posts: 54Registered Users
    I don't think that the lady who touched her hair was being racist. I think she was just offended that she freaked out at her when she thought she'd take hair touching as a compliment. If someone wants to touch your hair it's gotta look pretty good, right?
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  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Yeah, but even a kindergartner knows you keep your hands to yourself. If you want to touch, at least ask first and don't be mad if people say no.

    You just can't go around touching everyone you think "looks good" whenever you want.
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  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    Well, if I recall correctly there are three races: Caucasoid, Negroid and Mongoloid.

    I still don't think what the black lady said was racist. Like someone said before, we don't know her experiences.

    We're already having a discussion here if you want to join.

    PS I've had people assume I'm white after talking to me on the phone, or before meeting me in person. I don't get butthurt, though. If people assume you're black (which is no big deal, btw) based on what you said about your hair, then that's their problem. I'm not sure how it affects your life negatively...
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  • viragovirago Posts: 90Registered Users
    I have to say this.

    So because a part of you looks good, people should feel entitled to touch you? Thats like a guy grabbing your a.ss and then saying "Whats the problem? It just looked so good, you should feel flattered!" Thats just ridiculous.

    And about the slavery thing, I thought that was a bit much when I first read it but as you go on to read the story the woman says:

    She should have been glad that I wanted to touch her hair, I'm tired of being nice to b.itchy black women

    But some are steaming over the mention of slavery, and not the above quote?

    She should have been glad? Why? Whats so special about you touching her hair. Are you above touching her hair?

    And the woman is b.itchy because she didn't allow a stranger to touch her? And what does her blackness have to do with it?

    You wanted to touch a a black woman for whatever reason, got rejected and now you're mad because she doesn't know her place, which is to concede to whatever unnecessary requests satisfy your curiosity at the time? Please.

    But out of all of that, you zeroed in on the slavery bit?

    Okay.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Well, if I recall correctly there are three races: Caucasoid, Negroid and Mongoloid.

    Maybe not biolgically/genetically, but socially there are probably eleventy-billion races because people identify in so many different ways.
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  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Well, if I recall correctly there are three races: Caucasoid, Negroid and Mongoloid.

    Maybe not biolgically/genetically, but socially there are probably eleventy-billion races because people identify in so many different ways.

    I learned that there was "race" and then there were "ethnicity." Race being biological, and ethnicity being social/anthropological.
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Well, if I recall correctly there are three races: Caucasoid, Negroid and Mongoloid.

    Maybe not biolgically/genetically, but socially there are probably eleventy-billion races because people identify in so many different ways.

    I learned that there was "race" and then there were "ethnicity." Race being biological, and ethnicity being social/anthropological.

    I've learned it the opposite way.

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  • CurlyQueerCurlyQueer Posts: 23Registered Users
    Gosh, white folks sure do get upset about the possible implication that some other white folks might be racist. Yikes! (says a definitely white girl.)

    What's interesting to me is how much (this board in particular) curly-oppression talk there is on these boards without an understanding that part of the reason straight hair is so valued in our culture has to do with white northern european standards of beauty that have predominated in american culture for most of its existence. Women of color's hair that is called 'natural' when its left curly points to the fact that there is incredible pressure from the culture at large for them to chemically straighten their hair to meet a european standard of beauty. These standards are ALWAYS culturally coded - and explain why standards change across time, geographical location, class, etc.

    Furthermore, racism goes FAR beyond slavery, and far beyond individual acts of aggression. Racism is a systemic problem that informs all of our lives, no matter how good we are. Racism is that system that says straight hair is prettier than curly hair (which we all know is total crap, yeah?) its the system that calls pale beige band-aids 'flesh' toned, its the system that kept us from having a president of color for so long. And the civil rights era is not so long ago . . .you might feel that racism is long gone, but I'll bet your parents, or grandparents can remember a time in their lives when black folks weren't allowed to use the same water fountain, or vote, or hold the same jobs as white folks.

    If you live in that system as a marginalized person, you might just be entitled to get upset when someone touches your hair without asking.
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  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Well said Andie Pants.
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  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Well said Andie Pants.

    +1

    @subbrock the three races were based on biological factors like skull shape, and the ethnic groups were groups of people that self identified based on culture, heritage, language, and ancestry. I know its not the best source but I think it's on Wikipedia


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  • viragovirago Posts: 90Registered Users
    AndiePants wrote: »
    Gosh, white folks sure do get upset about the possible implication that some other white folks might be racist. Yikes! (says a definitely white girl.)

    What's interesting to me is how much (this board in particular) curly-oppression talk there is on these boards without an understanding that part of the reason straight hair is so valued in our culture has to do with white northern european standards of beauty that have predominated in american culture for most of its existence. Women of color's hair that is called 'natural' when its left curly points to the fact that there is incredible pressure from the culture at large for them to chemically straighten their hair to meet a european standard of beauty. These standards are ALWAYS culturally coded - and explain why standards change across time, geographical location, class, etc.

    Furthermore, racism goes FAR beyond slavery, and far beyond individual acts of aggression. Racism is a systemic problem that informs all of our lives, no matter how good we are. Racism is that system that says straight hair is prettier than curly hair (which we all know is total crap, yeah?) its the system that calls pale beige band-aids 'flesh' toned, its the system that kept us from having a president of color for so long. And the civil rights era is not so long ago . . .you might feel that racism is long gone, but I'll bet your parents, or grandparents can remember a time in their lives when black folks weren't allowed to use the same water fountain, or vote, or hold the same jobs as white folks.

    If you live in that system as a marginalized person, you might just be entitled to get upset when someone touches your hair without asking.

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  • katherinelovesevryonekatherinelovesevryone Posts: 230Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    By "natural" one means Afro textured hair in its natural state as compared to Afro textured hair that has been chemically altered with a relaxer or texturizer. Not implying or saying that European or Asian hair isn't natural.

    The slavery bit was reaching, but I wouldn't call it "whiny". I think she was trying to touch on why the woman's sense of entitlement bothered her and went a tad too far.

    This phone makes accurate punctuation unnecessarily difficult.

    Well it's true that in days gone by white people were "entitled" to do pretty much anything they wanted to do to black people, with hair touching being on the lower end of the scale of these types of affronts, going all the way up to rape and murder without being called to account for it.

    So Spiral Queen, you may not like that the black woman felt this way, but there's a reason for it. Some people who are still alive today have grown up with elders who survived slavery. Feeling superior and racism are two different things.

    I agree with the bolded. While that may not have been the first thing that I would have chosen to say, I understand why she said it. I like to go to the root of why things happen, and sadly enough for some people, this is it, whether it's conscious or not.
    Of course it's not a reflection of all white people, so OP you should not be offended. Just don't pretend like racism does not still exist.

    Even though you, none of your friends, or anyone you know of, may not openly be part of the neo-nazis, racism (even in the most subtle forms) still occurs every single day. There are prejudices and unfair stereo-types that people like me, other people on these boards, and possibly even you, are subjected to.

    Recently, I had a (white) friend who likes to play basketball, come to me in complete shock that all the black players he played against at one basketball court were not that good. I had to sit him down and explain to him that it is offensive to think that all black people are tall, strong, brutish athletes that dominate in basketball. To assume such things, even if they are well meaning, even if they are compliments, is ignorant...and most certainly not okay.

    OP, it is very clear that you are not very well versed on different aspects of African American culture, and there's nothing wrong with that because there is no particular reason why you would be. But before you get upset at inflammatory statements such as these, think about why they were said, because there was what I believe to be just-cause in saying it.
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    AndiePants wrote: »
    Gosh, white folks sure do get upset about the possible implication that some other white folks might be racist. Yikes! (says a definitely white girl.)

    What's interesting to me is how much (this board in particular) curly-oppression talk there is on these boards without an understanding that part of the reason straight hair is so valued in our culture has to do with white northern european standards of beauty that have predominated in american culture for most of its existence. Women of color's hair that is called 'natural' when its left curly points to the fact that there is incredible pressure from the culture at large for them to chemically straighten their hair to meet a european standard of beauty. These standards are ALWAYS culturally coded - and explain why standards change across time, geographical location, class, etc.

    Furthermore, racism goes FAR beyond slavery, and far beyond individual acts of aggression. Racism is a systemic problem that informs all of our lives, no matter how good we are. Racism is that system that says straight hair is prettier than curly hair (which we all know is total crap, yeah?) its the system that calls pale beige band-aids 'flesh' toned, its the system that kept us from having a president of color for so long. And the civil rights era is not so long ago . . .you might feel that racism is long gone, but I'll bet your parents, or grandparents can remember a time in their lives when black folks weren't allowed to use the same water fountain, or vote, or hold the same jobs as white folks.

    If you live in that system as a marginalized person, you might just be entitled to get upset when someone touches your hair without asking.

    Thank you for this!
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    Also, why is African hair considered NATURAL? Does that mean Asian or European hair is not natural and doesn't attract stares? :angry5:

    Also, I had to add:
    The reason we (black women) refer to our hair as "natural" is because for us to leave our hair in it's natural state (relaxer-free) is outside of the norm. I don't want to get too deep into this but, as young girls most of us were taught (by people we loved and respected) that our hair was: bad,not good enough,a problem, impossible to deal with, etc... and that the second after we were deemed "old enough" we were sent to the salon to get our hair chemically straightened. It was instilled into us that straightened hair was desirable, professional, mature, and therefore we were expected to keep our hair straightened. Even if that meant chemical burns, even if that meant barely having any hair at all. And to overcome all of that, in our community is no small feat. Couple that with the fact that weaves have run rampantly through our culture to the point where it's a shock if we aren't wearing one, yes, I'm going to shout from the rooftops that my hair is natural

    Whereas, for a European or Asian person, chemically altering the texture is just a hair style. For people of European or Asian descent it is assumed that your hair is "natural".

    And while a beautiful head of hair gets "stares" no matter the race of the person under it, European and Asian hair does not get the same stares that 3c-4a-4b would because straight and loosely curled hair is considered the norm. Sometimes those stares are out of genuine admiration, but most of the time I'd be willing to bet that we get stared at because or hair is so different from everyone else's.
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    Just a reminder about last week's thread on how allegedly subversive it was for Rupert Murdoch's former employee (white) to leave her curls (red) free in a courtroom setting.
  • itsiliiiitsiliii Posts: 340Registered Users
    Of course it's not a reflection of all white people, so OP you should not be offended. Just don't pretend like racism does not still exist.

    Even though you, none of your friends, or anyone you know of, may not openly be part of the neo-nazis, racism (even in the most subtle forms) still occurs every single day. There are prejudices and unfair stereo-types that people like me, other people on these boards, and possibly even you, are subjected to.

    +1
    Yes this is a definite truth, people hate to admit it but the truth is that racism and prejudice is very much alive in present times. The only difference is that it is not as drastic as it has been throughout the 40s the beyond
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  • favoritecolorblufavoritecolorblu Posts: 287Registered Users
    I think both those ladies are brats. It was wrong for that one lady to call the other a b-tch and get all mean, and it was wrong for the other lady to just ASSUME and say something so racist.

    Just another reason why I wish people understood, biologically, races do not exist.

    And about the natural hair thing, whenever people ask how I style my hair [on the computer and even once on the phone IRL] I say "oh it's natural, I just condition and shampoo it" and they assume I'm black. My hair does affect my life. A lot. I have many examples...



    No, hair does affect your life, but how your hair is labeled shouldn't. If someone calls it natural or fake or whatever they want to call it, is your hair gonna stop growing? No. Is it gonna lose definition and bounce? No. That's what I mean. You just have to brush it off. One girl called my hair "nappy" and I just brushed it off (she also has thin relaxed hair). Now I'm sure my hair is longer and stronger than hers. Idc what people think about my hair becuz its irrelevant to my hair's health.



    Btw people....race isn't biological. The whole "race" classification by skull shape is scientific racism. I think it was a German anthropologist who went into Africa and decided to split everyone up down there according to all that stuff. He did it because he wanted to kinda separate them because of it. Genetically we aren't different. They only seperate people on DNA/Ancestry test by SNPs which are traits/mutations which they assume belongs to a certain "race" of people.

    Before nobody really thought about it they only thought. "Hey, I'm chinese" or "I'm nigerian" or "I'm Spanish". None of that "Black or White" stuff. Notice Asians are still...Asian. Not a color. Because it doesn't exist. People, IMO, should go by nation/country, if anything.


    Basically there is no race. Only nationalism/continentism (made up word). Biologically your haplogroup is what you are because that is your most recent mutation in your lineage. For example someone with a "L" haplogroup lineage would trace all the way back to Africa. Because "L" is an African haplogroup. For example I'm I2 (a European haplogroup). My whole lineage is European, meaning I'm European but "Black" at the same time. How can that be? Because race is nothing but a social construct.

    Sorry, lol. Really into anthropology and international relations. Hahahaha.
  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    I think both those ladies are brats. It was wrong for that one lady to call the other a b-tch and get all mean, and it was wrong for the other lady to just ASSUME and say something so racist.

    Just another reason why I wish people understood, biologically, races do not exist.

    And about the natural hair thing, whenever people ask how I style my hair [on the computer and even once on the phone IRL] I say "oh it's natural, I just condition and shampoo it" and they assume I'm black. My hair does affect my life. A lot. I have many examples...



    No, hair does affect your life, but how your hair is labeled shouldn't. If someone calls it natural or fake or whatever they want to call it, is your hair gonna stop growing? No. Is it gonna lose definition and bounce? No. That's what I mean. You just have to brush it off. One girl called my hair "nappy" and I just brushed it off (she also has thin relaxed hair). Now I'm sure my hair is longer and stronger than hers. Idc what people think about my hair becuz its irrelevant to my hair's health.



    Btw people....race isn't biological. The whole "race" classification by skull shape is scientific racism. I think it was a German anthropologist who went into Africa and decided to split everyone up down there according to all that stuff. He did it because he wanted to kinda separate them because of it. Genetically we aren't different. They only seperate people on DNA/Ancestry test by SNPs which are traits/mutations which they assume belongs to a certain "race" of people.

    Before nobody really thought about it they only thought. "Hey, I'm chinese" or "I'm nigerian" or "I'm Spanish". None of that "Black or White" stuff. Notice Asians are still...Asian. Not a color. Because it doesn't exist. People, IMO, should go by nation/country, if anything.


    Basically there is no race. Only nationalism/continentism (made up word). Biologically your haplogroup is what you are because that is your most recent mutation in your lineage. For example someone with a "L" haplogroup lineage would trace all the way back to Africa. Because "L" is an African haplogroup. For example I'm I2 (a European haplogroup). My whole lineage is European, meaning I'm European but "Black" at the same time. How can that be? Because race is nothing but a social construct.

    Sorry, lol. Really into anthropology and international relations. Hahahaha.

    Ohh. I can't bold but thanks for that. The science/race part. High school was a long, long time ago.

    On the phone! Sorry for teh errerz.
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  • favoritecolorblufavoritecolorblu Posts: 287Registered Users
    I think both those ladies are brats. It was wrong for that one lady to call the other a b-tch and get all mean, and it was wrong for the other lady to just ASSUME and say something so racist.

    Just another reason why I wish people understood, biologically, races do not exist.

    And about the natural hair thing, whenever people ask how I style my hair [on the computer and even once on the phone IRL] I say "oh it's natural, I just condition and shampoo it" and they assume I'm black. My hair does affect my life. A lot. I have many examples...



    No, hair does affect your life, but how your hair is labeled shouldn't. If someone calls it natural or fake or whatever they want to call it, is your hair gonna stop growing? No. Is it gonna lose definition and bounce? No. That's what I mean. You just have to brush it off. One girl called my hair "nappy" and I just brushed it off (she also has thin relaxed hair). Now I'm sure my hair is longer and stronger than hers. Idc what people think about my hair becuz its irrelevant to my hair's health.



    Btw people....race isn't biological. The whole "race" classification by skull shape is scientific racism. I think it was a German anthropologist who went into Africa and decided to split everyone up down there according to all that stuff. He did it because he wanted to kinda separate them because of it. Genetically we aren't different. They only seperate people on DNA/Ancestry test by SNPs which are traits/mutations which they assume belongs to a certain "race" of people.

    Before nobody really thought about it they only thought. "Hey, I'm chinese" or "I'm nigerian" or "I'm Spanish". None of that "Black or White" stuff. Notice Asians are still...Asian. Not a color. Because it doesn't exist. People, IMO, should go by nation/country, if anything.


    Basically there is no race. Only nationalism/continentism (made up word). Biologically your haplogroup is what you are because that is your most recent mutation in your lineage. For example someone with a "L" haplogroup lineage would trace all the way back to Africa. Because "L" is an African haplogroup. For example I'm I2 (a European haplogroup). My whole lineage is European, meaning I'm European but "Black" at the same time. How can that be? Because race is nothing but a social construct.

    Sorry, lol. Really into anthropology and international relations. Hahahaha.

    Ohh. I can't bold but thanks for that. The science/race part. High school was a long, long time ago.

    On the phone! Sorry for teh errerz.



    Lol. No problem. I didn't learn that in high school. I learned it on my own. Through research and anthropology forums. :) it's a hobby of mine. :)
  • curlyhoneybcurlyhoneyb Posts: 267Registered Users
    Sorry, but the truth is that we are not all the same. We don't look the same and we don't all share the same cultural identity. I don't believe in all this "colorblind" stuff. As human beings, we ALL see differences but what truly matters is whether one allows those differences to affect the way we treat other people.

    Spiral Queen...the Black woman was not being racist. She was simply annoyed by the white woman's sense of entitlement. Some people tend to treat Black women like animals in a petting zoo. They feel free to walk up to a complete stranger and play in her hair, sometimes making offensive/ignorant comments while doing so.

    White people and people of color are not viewed the same way in America. That is reality.