Personally I am not here to deny anybody’s struggle, I do not care what color you are, but when you are on this side of the fence, when you have been denied being in predominantly ‘white spaces’ because of the color of your skin you can look at things a lot differently.
For some it isn’t enough to say ‘Hey I am sorry your kid was kicked out of school or that the modeling agency said your hair was too nappy, but I have a struggle too!”
For some they want you to truly feel what they go through and as sad as that might be for our curly haired friends who happen to be white, that’s just how it is sometimes.
We all have stories and the black struggle is deep, disheartening, sharp, destroying to our self esteem, made us overtly proud, messed with our temperaments, our minds and our view of the world. It is so bad that we even feud among ourselves when it comes to texture and hair types.
So it isn’t easy for a white woman to penetrate the space that is working so hard to unravel that. We have so much work to do on our own that if your struggle did not cause you real pain like the one I just described, then suddenly your struggle does not seem that important.
Don’t get me wrong I am not saying that it is right, I am saying there is a place for us all, black, white and green to have some form of understanding of why this is an issue, and respect each other’s opinion.
As content creators we have to be completely honest about our business this isn’t just about hair, despite what your terms and conditions might claim, this is also about politics and money and race.
Sarah will benefit from this attention albeit negative in some circles and so will Nikki and others that speak on it as well. This is not the end of this debate, for some reason human kind has found ways to put man on the moon but the issue of race and division remains unresolved and nowadays, profitable.
What do you ladies think about all of this?