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    Black Hair Culture

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    Hair is an important dynamic within the black community. It is the most discussed topic within the black community, from corner store barbershops, hair salons and even in the delivery room, black people, particularly women, are always talking about hair. For black women hair is very important and it is for this reason it is treated with the utmost respect and is most valued over attributes such as eye and skin color with regards to beauty. This is evident in the work place, major magazine covers, reality shows, and movies. For centuries, dating as far back as slavery, black women have participated in hair practice, like pressing, to change the appearance of their natural “kinky” hair all in efforts to attain a straight, silky, relax look; a…

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    Black Panther Hair

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    organized the group. They wore sunglasses, black jackets, and afros, which was a full and fluffy hairstyle inspired by African Americans’ natural curls (Tortora & Marcketti, p. 551) . Kathleen cleaver is featured in an excerpt called Black Panther Style from The black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2016) explaining that as black people we wear our hair like this because we were born like this. She goes on to say that black people are now aware of their beauty. Kente cloth was also…

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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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    The Politics of Black Hair: A Feminist Analysis of the Construction the Black Female Identity The general consensus amongst most feminist scholars is that beauty standards have not changed much since the 1800s—the construction of female beauty still features a young white woman with large breasts, a small waist, light eyes, and long flowing hair. The act of policing the alteration of Black hair has become one of the most significant ways in which Black people engage in respectability politics.…

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    How Black Men Looks Great With Short Hairstyles Nothing looks better as compared to a black man who has a nice but short hairstyle. Now, it is extremely fashionable to make your hair shot and of course, you have several different options. In addition, short hair permits your get ease of care and more convenience. Depending on the type of short hairstyle, which you choose from black men, your fresh look can make almost all the differences on how you look in both of your social and professional…

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    Power: The Effect of White Supremacy on Coloured/Black Womens' Hair Using the following quote by Bell Hooks, "In those days, this process of straightening black women’s hair with a hot comb (invented by Madame C. J. Walker) was not connected in my mind with the effort to look white, to live out standards of beauty set by white supremacy. It was connected solely with rites of initiation into womanhood. To arrive at that point where one’s hair could be straightened was to move from being…

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    Discourse Analysis of “Black Hair” by Gary Soto Background and General Themes - The author of the text is no other than Gary Soto, a straight Mexican American or Chicano male that was 33 years old at the time of the text. - The author’s works focus on daily experiences, more likely than not reflecting on his life as a chicano, and this piece is in line with his other works. - The piece is autobiographical, and as such, it is partly or entirely based on true events the author has experienced. -…

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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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    their facial beauty which encompasses the way of keeping the hair. It is claimed that the type of hair that each woman in the world grows is as a result of the race or ethnic group that she comes from. Some of the women normally have low self-esteem because of the kind of hair they have in possession. In this assignment, the background of the aesthetics of the black natural hair community will be provided. Also, the paper will formulate the various questions that will be answered through the…

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    Short black hair. Five foot four. Porcelain skin and eyes as black the abyss. You put all that together, along with some sugar, spice, and everything not nice, and you get Megan, my ex. People usually write about a single life changing experience in their younger years that turned everything around for them. In my case, I was an empty shell growing up. I had my own trials and tribulations but for the most part, nothing really got to me. The lessons that those experiences could and should have…

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