Friday, October 30, 2009

On Newsweek's "Human Condition" blog: Black bloggers talk back on hair issue

Today on Newsweek's "Human Condition," bloggers (including moi) were invited to share their thoughts on Allison Samuels' recent criticism of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's alleged neglect of their daughter, Zahara's, hair. My entry is an edited version of the post below. Also weighing in were Roslyn Hardy Holcomb and Nichelle Gainer. Visit the site and share your comments.

1 comment:

Zoe said...

I really appreciate your thoughts and insights on this. My husband and I are in the process of adopting two young Ethiopian orphans (we are white) and suddenly I find myself not only thinking a lot about trans-racial family issues, but also trying to understand the world of African American hair care. I had no idea it was such a complex and hot button issue! Lots to learn. I have a knee-jerk reaction to the expectation that our Ethiopian children should automatically be held to the same standards as African Americans. Especially when that is not our background. Anyway, I'll be checking in to read more. Thanks!

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