Black People Politics : instilling shame in our young black minds

Discussion in 'Black People Politics' started by frankster, May 28, 2016.

  1. frankster

    frankster Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I’m sure you’ve come across the warning not to touch Black women’s hair before. But do you really understand why it’s so important to keep your hands out of our tresses?

    This is a super common racial microaggression, which is a subtle form of racism often done by someone who doesn’t mean to be racist. I’ve had lots of people (usually white people) touch my hair, and in most cases, the touch came with a well-meaning compliment.

    But you probably don’t know what the temptation to touch Black women’s hair means in US society – or about the impact if you follow your urge.
    http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/09/dont-touch-black-womens-hair/
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The Black mind has been under attack for centuries. This is nothing new. They will NEVER stop. It is up to us, Black Folks, to instill pride in our youth., to instill the greatest of us, the best of us.

    Let's get to work if you haven't done so...and keep up the good work if you've already started.

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