Black People Politics : ‘You Can Touch My Hair’: NYC black hair exhibit draws controversy, as many protest spectacle

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    On the second day of the exhibit, after the event’s #youcantouchmyhairhashtag spurred another – #youcanTtouchmyhair – other women joined the exhibit’s models in the park to remind participants why they shouldn’t grab a stranger’s hair.

    Their handmade signs bore messages including, “Do not touch my hair. It is part of my body” and “I don’t know where your hands have been. So, no.”

    “I wanted to strike a balance,” Jenifer, one of the protestors, told theGrio. “I felt very vehemently against putting yourself on display like you’re some kind of a zoo animal. Black people have a history of being property in this country and countries all over the world. To me, this hearkens back to those days. We’re doing it this time. We’re making ourselves objects to be prodded, touched, examined and ogled.”


    http://thegrio.com/2013/06/10/you-c...hair-feeling-spectacle/#s:touchmyhair_dxr_004

    'You Can Touch My Hair': NYC black hair exhibit draws controversy, as many protest spectacle

    theGRIO REPORT - A throng of people gathered in New York City’s Union Square Park Saturday to touch black women's natural hair...
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    Petting zoo....Like goats....I said it!
     
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    :11100: apparently some of dem goats bite…...
     
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    I thought about you as soon as I read it! :lol:
     
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