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The conversation was really initiated once I obtained a tweet out of a gorgeous natural haired woman who asked for my view on why black men don't like natural hair.

Now questions like this are often a touchy issue for black women, and black people generally, but I wanted to offer my honest view. What was my answer? Basically, I replied that it has been my observation that most of these black care men who dislike natural hair really have a "complicated" - most frequently due to systematic brainwashing. I don't think it's as straightforward as just using a "preference."

black care hair people
black care hair people

However, do I get mad at or bash these black men? No. Not especially when I see how they (and black girls) are bombarded with images of a particular "standard of beauty.'

And for me personally, the organic hair issue is actually no different than the "color complex"- namely where black individuals have a preference and greater approval for lighter skinned individuals. 

When it comes to my opinion on black men who dislike natural baldness and possess other "tastes," if I were to place myself in those young black guy's shoes and attempt to think like these, my thought process would go something like this: "Why get the generic, fake doll if what I really desire is your Barbie?"

Sometimes we make jokes about these complexes in the black community- believe Uncle Ruckus in The Boondocks- but it's actually a very significant topic. 

And the matter isn't restricted to the United States. As an example, I had been reading a post in The Grio just yesterday about the growing trend of skin bleaching in Jamaican slums. It appears that despite prevalent health warnings, many adult Jamaicans are obsessed with using risky methods to lightening their own and even their kids ' skin. 

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The story generated much discussion on The Grio's website, and many black people here were fast to make announcements about how "sad" and "emotionally forgettable" those bad Jamaicans are. 

But for me personally, this developing clinic in Jamaica is not any different than when black girls in the United States continue to unwind their own and their 6-year-old kid's hair- particularly after we have all seen the coda can spectacle in Good Hair.

Will all black people ever come to a point where we are completely accepting of our organic beauty? I don't know. 

The unhappy reality is that people, not just black people, do harmful things to themselves to look like other people all the time. It is nothing new. 

However, if anything in any way, perhaps continuing to have these types of discussions about race and organic hair, however embarrassing, will be a source of support and enlightenment for the people that are truly yearning to visit a location where they are able to eventually love and accept themselves.

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