Less than 24 hours after posting on both Facebook and Twitter "I just watched Chris Rock's documentary "Good Hair." I will never ever EVER complain about my white girl hair ever EVER again" I am regretting my declaration.
I've spent the last 40 years bitching about my hair. I can't change overnight just because I watched some movie. It's not like "Good Hair" was directed by Al Gore.
At least my current hair dilemma can be solved with a $15 haircut and a $5 bottle of dye. African-American females spend thousands on weaves or put chemicals on their hair which can melt a can of soda.
I'm surprised you don't see more black women wearing hats. If I had to do to my hair what they have to do to their hair, I would cover my head everyday, not just at church on Sundays. Heck, I'd wear a pith helmet to the supermarket before I'd sit in a chair for six hours having some chick's hair from India sewn into my skull.
It makes you wonder why they put themselves through such hell.
When I was a kid in the '70's, Afros were popular for both men and women. What happened? How did the natural look go from being a symbol of black pride to an embarrassing feature a large portion of the black population will go to great lengths (literally and figuratively) to cover-up?
Is Leo Sayers to blame?
Perhaps Al Sharpton is right. It is the white man's fault.