"IS BAD HAIR DIFFERENT FOR BLACK WOMEN THAN FOR WHITE WOMAN"?

More examples of the race essentialism that passes for public talk in the United States. Larry King (bad interviewer, friend of power) and Tyra Banks (the next generation Oprah Winfrey) talk “natural hair”–only black people use hair products.

She, of course, encouraged it: “You want to feel my hair?”

“It’s kinky.”

King: “Is bad hair different for black women than for white women?”

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is on the international affairs faculty of The New School. He is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country.

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