Yesha Callahan

Proof Some People Don’t Deserve Internet Access

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I’ve read some crazy things on social media over the past few years, but this Facebook post about why natural hair has become so popular among Black women takes the cake.

I’m not sure who actually wrote the Post, but when @KKoming2AmerAKA shared it and came across my Twitter timeline, my head nearly exploded.

Take a look:

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I mean….wut?

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Over on my own Facebook page, my friends and I have been trying to figure out the logic behind this person’s post–I mean, white men are trying to convince Black women to embrace their kinks and feel good about the hair that God gave them because….who the hell knows.

All we could come up was this….

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And this…

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And this….

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If you can figure out what they meant, leave it in the comments section, because we’re at a serious loss.

  1. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    I think whoever posted that is suggesting that black women would look “uncivilized” with their natural hair. Something like the stereotypical images the average (ignorant) American would come up with when thinking about Africa.

  2. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    In this context, white man=bad, and what the white man was pushing, natural hair for black women, is also bad.
    There are ways to critique a hair style choice, not sure why it’s anyone’s business how black women wear their hair, but it was stupid to get racial.

  3. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    So… let me write out my exact reactions while reading this post.

    “I wonder what black women would think if they knew the truth about how the white man…”
    — Oh God, here we go.

    “…is the one behind the scenes pushing the natural hair movement…”
    — Whaaat??? #raisedmylefteyebrowindisbelief

    “…so that the black woman will stop looking like white women.”
    — Stttooopppp. #pleadingwithbothmyeyebrows

    “BLACK WOMEN WAKE UP!!!”
    — LMAO. Please Stop! #curledoverinlaughteratthestupidity

    “THE WHITE MAN CAN SEND YOU BACK TO AFRICA IN MANY WAYS.”
    — ShuT. Up. I can’t. What the hell was that? LMAO. They can’t be serious. #bustingagut

    End scene.

    That HAS to be satire, right? Somebody please. It’s satire. My gut has been thoroughly busted by this person’s shenanigans. I pray to God that this person is not in any position to think for a living. Thinking is not his/her strong suit.

    • August 29, 2015 - Reply

      @Me

      Exactly.

  4. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    Here’s the 2 most problematic parts of that post:

    1. “so that the black woman will stop looking like white women”

    — Is this person trying to convince us that “looking like white women” is the objective? Is not looking like white women supposed to make us feel bad about ourselves? Was there ever a time when white men WANTED us to look like anything they actually cherish? Why would it have taken so long for them to stop wanting us to look like their women if that was the case? What purpose did looking like white women serve for white men before now? I need receipts for where this theory came from b/c it’s just beyond reasoning. Nothing about this makes sense.

    2. “THE WHITE MAN CAN SEND YOU BACK TO AFRICA IN MANY WAYS”

    — Are people still afraid of Africa? It is 2015, right? Are black people still in danger of being shipped places like chattel without me realizing it? Is Africa supposed to be scary? Are we supposed to be avoiding all things African? Are we supposed to be proud/grateful that the white man took us out of Africa? Are we supposed to be ashamed that our hair is African in origin? More receipts please. This is baffoonery.

    • August 29, 2015 - Reply

      @Me

      Yeah its not about us actually looking like white women….its just about using the fact that we don’t look like them to villianize us as a people so they can use that excuse of difference and otherness in order to hate us. And through that hatred, so that we don’t love on our features and skin and hair and our blackness in general they tried everything including excluding or diluting any positive messages and imagery about ourselves in the media. And they also like you alluded to gloablly and even within our own local and national communities separate us with messages about our supposed savagery. I’m so glad that despite all of the evil that they spread that there are plenty of black people ans other peoples of color that know of their greatness and continue to spread the love and that other people are waking up.

  5. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    Obviously, the person who made that post doesn’t know about history, culture, and that person definitely doesn’t know about black women. Black women has shown natural hair long before any white man lived on this Earth. I find it disrespectful that the post tries to disrespect Solange when it only shows the great beauty of the Sister Solange. Solange is an excellent musician and an honest person. Not to mention that black women and anybody in general has the right to use their hair in a diversity of ways. It’s no one business on how a human being wears his or own hair. A black women wearing natural hair is part of her own voluntary decision not because of an agenda of white men, so that comment insults the intelligence and power of black women. We all know that natural hair is beautiful. I have no problem with people visiting or living in Africa. Black women are awake about their dignity, and humanity. So, that post from that sick person has no merit and is incredibly stupid including inaccurate on all levels. I do believe that this person is either a misogynist spewing patriarchal supremacist views or something off the deep end (or both).

  6. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    Whatever–i

    • August 29, 2015 - Reply

      @Vintage

      I know i regret clicking on this. I feel like a total sucker. Ditto about Naomi she is the queen of slayage.

  7. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    Whatever-I dunno why Clutch still entertains noise like this.

    But I have to admit I’m like a gay man whenever I see Naomi being all haughty–she is still so damn fierce and slaying everybody i can’t stand it!!!!

  8. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    It’s possible i lost some brain cells reading that lunacy.

  9. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    That’s the down side of the internet it gives certain people a voice that shouldn’t be speaking.

  10. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    After laughing out loud, I thought of this very wise saying, “Better to remain silent
    and be thought a fool than to speak (or write) and remove all doubt.” I have never in my life heard such drivel.

    • August 29, 2015 - Reply

      @noirluv45

      Preach Sister. Those comments were super drivel.

    • August 29, 2015 - Reply

      @noirluv45

      You told the truth about that.

  11. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    Yeah…..what the what now!?? As someone who was ‘natural’ most of my life and before it became more acceptable, I always pushed against the idea that women especially black women need to be and use everything outside of ourselves to be seen as worthy. We always have to look outside of ourselves in order to be seen as beautiful. Even those who actually are beautiful by society’s standards are constantly critiquing themselves and trying to maintain their own status quo and/or keep up with mostly unattainable beauty trends and standards. Of course as I’ve gottent older, I understood this idealogy as more of a function of white supremacy (when it comes to black women not meeting those standards)and a larger function of capitalism (when it comes to women and even men in general). And I’ve also pushback against the idea that just because someone is natural that they are more ‘conscious’ and vice verso for those who choose to relax, color, and weave their hair. To me its all about choices and having the ability to make certain choices about ones own body, while not constantly being critiqued, compared and contrasted against others beauty, and being discriminated against.

    • August 29, 2015 - Reply

      @Mico

      Bows down to Mico that was a wonderful post.

      • August 30, 2015 - Reply

        @Mary Burrell

        Aww thanks lol….hope you,Truth, and Jomama are having a great weekend.

    • August 29, 2015 - Reply

      @Mico

      Excellent Post.

    • August 29, 2015 - Reply

      @Mico

      Logged in just to upvote.

  12. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    Say what now? I can’t stop laughing, for this person sake I hope they are not serious and just trolling because I would hope nobody is this delusional. I am not understanding the message here. Furthermore, there is something so problematic about this person’s statement that it shouldn’t be a laughing matter. Not only because the notions of natural hair but of Africa (note how they never specify a specific country in Africa). Honestly, let this person keep their Internet access so we can direct them to this site and other various sites so they can do the education and get information about Africa, natural hair and loving yourself/culture because this post reeks of anti-blackness and the white is right mentality. Furthermore, I hate the “wearing straighten hair equals looking like white women…” line um….no. I can straighten my natural hair until it is bone straight and guess what I still look like a BLACK WOMAN just with straighten hair. People need to stop the ignorance and self-hatred.

  13. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    pure insanity, where did she get that info from?? it’s always a good thing to see black women go natural and that they refuse to be a slave to weaves/hair-hats that damage the hair.

  14. August 29, 2015 - Reply

    Idleness for today

  15. August 30, 2015 - Reply

    Oh Nooo not back to Africa!

    Obviously whoever wrote this wants Black women to feel less empowered about choosing to wear their natural hair. But if THIS was the only thing they could come with to make that happen… just LOL.

  16. August 30, 2015 - Reply

    It is outrageous that Black women are the only group on Earth that has to be analyzed and dissected for wearing their hair in its natural state.

  17. August 31, 2015 - Reply

    Every day that I walk out of my front door in my flat twistout or any other natural style I am affirming my love for my creator who is thee original hair stylist.

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