A lot of women have been going natural these days and I am so happy because we as black women have been able to find out the true self. But here is the thing that little noise that women have heard when the even utter the word natural to there families and friends. So here is a little run down…
I want to say thank you to the Black man at Taco Bell for telling me my #natural #hair was #gorgeous. For stating that he would love for more Black women to go natural, that its beautiful and healthy! Just made my day! ♡
Seeing some of the latest posts on Facebook and twitter have made me a little uncomfortable and a little upset. But I do want to say one thing.
2 days before the jury reached their verdict I had a conversation with a very educated older white male. and this is what he told me:
As liberal and color-blind as I thought I was, seeing a black man always ignites this dormant fear I have. and you know why have that fear? Because we have been taught to fear black people, especially black men. And I didn’t get how much of a struggle it is for black people to live in this society until I watched a documentary, where this white guy was going on about how he thinks black people should get over it, everything is in the past… But not until the black man said ‘I lie to you every day…I lie to MYSELF every day’, did I get the message. The message that there is still inequality and it is hard being a minority in American society.
Its a hard truth to accept, but in order for people to have honest dialogues about race and to move forward: white people must accept that they have been benefiting from decades of prejudice and discrimination. They must also accept and apologize for the indiscretions of their forbearers. If academics, politians, authors, and everyday White Americans can do it, what’s stopping the rest of them?