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    Beauty In Media

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    decades, since slavery. Black women have conformed to societies dominate ideology that having silky straight hair , being lighter in complexion and this has lead to the epidemic of black women feeling as if they are not beautiful in their own skin. As a result of the medias portrayal of black women not being deemed as beautiful by European standard, the constant reminder through tabloids and the general reminder that looking more western is more socially expectable this has been endorsed due to the constant portrayal of white women, with straight hair has instilled the…

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    example of this is when Viveca enters junior high she is able to easily fit among kids of all races which angers her black friends. As a result, she is introduced the insulting term Oreo (black on the outside but white in the inside). Viveca is conflicted between what is right. In one hand she believes that acting white is the road to happiness but then on the other hand she confused and insulted by the term Oreo. This being a prime example of how Viveca’s relationships shape and challenged her…

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    She is from the enslavement time period. She is described as being black with wooly hair and having a strong back1. Her name is Aunt Sarah, Aunt Sarah is the oldest of the four women described in the song. She has been beating on before, Nina Simone certainly emphasized on that to make sure people knew what black people went through and the suffrage, black people had to endure and show how strong a black woman really is. Aunt Sarah has to deal with ownership because she is a slave. She is…

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    Within the workforce over the past few years there has been a lot of controversy between black women and their hair. A countless number of women have been dismissed from their jobs due to what the jobs consider acceptable. The media has turned black hair into something that is to be shunned. Media Outlook As a young black girl growing up watching Disney movies I always paid attention to the color of the princesses’ skin and the way their hair was styled. Out of all the…

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    lighter-skinned woman with long hair. In Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, Malcolm Lee’s Best Man Holiday, and Quentin…

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    The term, “natural hair”, is frequently used to describe African-American hair that has not been heat damaged, or chemically processed and in the state in which it grows from one’s head (Marshall). The ‘natural hair look’ became prominent in the 1960’s, before and during the civil rights movement (Luter; Brown 17). Many activists, and in general, everyday women wore their as is, which is commonly associated with the “Afro”. The “Afro” was not only a hairstyle, but a political statement for black…

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    Cosmetology History

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    promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair and goods preparations…… I have built my own factory on my own ground.” This quote is from, Madam CJ Walker.This demonstrates she started from the bottom and made it up to the top where no one thought she could be. Cosmetology is the professional skin beautifying the face, hair, and skin. The study of cosmetology has greatly evolved in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The study of cosmetology has greatly evolved in Europe. Europe was the…

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    make-up or shave the hair on my legs every morning. For the paper, I adhered to gender norm and I decided to straighten my hair and wear it down for a whole day. I went to Yehia & Co Hair Design in Hyde Park, where I requested to get a trim and get my hair straightened. Now, this wasn’t the first time I’ve ever had my straightened, I probably straightened…

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    Americans to conform to look more American. African Americans have been working hard to mold themselves to what they feel is most acceptable in society for years now. Since post emancipation, the African American culture has two methods to “fix” their blackness in order to blend in (Hargro). One being to straighten their hair to make it more pleasing to the eye as the European hair textures which is the ultimate goal of “good hair”. Once again to comply with the likings of society and to feel…

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    Essay On Hairitage

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    “Hairitage” What is the relevance of Black Women and their hair? “I am not my hair, I am not this skin, I am not your expectations, no I am not my hair, I am not this skin ,I am a soul that lives within.” All women can relate, when it comes to hair, it doesn’t matter your race or ethnicity; every woman has a battle with her hair. These battles can range from deciding on a color or cringing at the thought of just getting a trim. Visually, Black women’s hair is thicker, curlier, and frizzier…

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