Black women and hair do is a sensitive subject, the more one tries not to talk about it the more it flares up. I have read in amazement different arguments around this subject, I say to each their own, that is if you are an adult but for children it seems unnecessary when a little child is allowed to have a big weave or extension on and again, it is the parents’ choice not mine.
What I have seen from experience is that for children it goes beyond what we see on the surface. Children are generally happy with who they are. Children who are in class with mates from different race will be inquisitive and wanted to know more about the others, the moment parents give in to straighten a child’s hair is when the little one begins to question other aspect of their being – not sure why we have to complicate what is perfect.
TJsotomayor seems to me like tough love guy. It is clear that he was talking about African America women especially that he compares women love for straight long hair to ambition to act like white women.
Oh well, politics of black women hair is beyond acting like white women given that Nigeria is pretty much homogeneous in terms of race and still this video clip rings true home.
I once attended my little nieces school and was amazed at the hairstyle most of the girls had on – perm and extension, these were under 10 years old and in a country where most hair is fairly of similar texture. The problem is really the parents and least the child issue.
I have heard people saying that other women who don’t wear weave are the problem because the moment one is supportive of an activist such as this guy, it just means one is pulling sisters down, oh well. I believe people who spoke out should be the least of our worries, those are the ones that truly cares. Maybe one day, we will all together find a better way to accentuate our beauty in the way that our natural hair is not concealed.
The video below is the ‘nicest’ of many that TJsotomayor made on black women and weave. As blunt as this one is, I think he is a good person looking after his own race, calling everyone to pay attention.