"New black" is the stage in negroid evolution that follows "black" and is followed by "post-black"
for clarity, see:
- Zoe “People of Color Don’t Exist” Saldana
- Don “Bill O’Reilly Has Got a Point About Black People” Lemon
- Stacey “Romney 2k12” Dash
- Rashida “White Passing n Loving it” Jones
- Morgan “Let’s Stop Talking About Race” Freeman
- Kobe “Talking out My Ass When We Already Weary of You As A Community” Bryant
- Donald “Loves Raceplay” Glover
Black women with afros
Black women with dread locks
Black women with dyed hair
Black women with natural hair
Black women with relaxed hair
Black women with weaves
Black women with hair
Black women without hair
I have Never agreed with a post so much
I believe people should know “natural” doesn’t specifically refer to naturally curly hair. “Natural Hair” is often a colloquial for tightly-coiled and coarse hair, aka, nappy. So I think it can be problematic when other black women who may fall into the “good hair” dichotomy try to proclaim their natural hair issues as similar to ones with very coarse and coily hair. Sure, curly hair isn’t always socially acceptable, but it certainly is more accepted than nappy hair. I know biracial women in particular have hair issues of their own, but it’s not the same as monoracial women with nappy hair. And not all biracial women have that stereotypical curly hair style, but many do. So I’m speaking in the context of the image people have of biracial and monoracial hair.
People are more partial towards black women with curly hair than nappy. For instance, most natural hair blogs and tutorials are geared towards biracial women who usually have the stereotypical, loose curly hair. In other words, what many black people refer to as “good hair.” So I think it’s very important for black women to not (whether intentionally or unintentionally) hijack issues other black women have that they don’t necessarily face. If you don’t have nappy hair, of course you wouldn’t truly understand the impact natural hair has on you. I don’t care if you as a black woman PERCEIVE your hair as nappy, it’s not. Just like there are light-skinned women who perceive themselves as “dark-skinned.” Your psychological self-perception isn’t always credible.