Skin Deep – Black Hair, Still Tangled in Politics – NYTimes.com

Skin Deep – Black Hair, Still Tangled in Politics – NYTimes.com:

“Anyone who thought such preconceptions were outdated would have been reminded otherwise by some negative reactions to the president’s 11-year-old daughter, Malia Obama, who wore her hair in twists while in Rome this summer. Commenters on the conservative blog Free Republic attacked her as unfit to represent America for stepping out unstraightened.”

(Via NY Times.)

So, a black child’s natural hair is unfit to represent America. Only straightening it to approximate Caucasian hair, would. Right. And why should black people trust this party? Ever?

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