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I have questions and I want answers from everyone who reads this blog. I am not attempting to ignite any fires, but as a 21 year old Black woman trying to make a positive mark in this world, I need answers to these questions from white people and black people alike. I will not judge you for what you say (I can’t speak for other commentators however), I am just curious. Let’s begin:
#2. Why is it when white people wear extensions and get perms to make their hair curly, it’s ok, but when black people wear extensions and get perms to make their hair straight, it’s “being unhappy in their skin”
#3. Why is blonde hair and blue eyes the standard of beauty? Can White America not stand to see someone with darker skin be more successful, more talented than them? Is this why black people skin bleach–because society says “white is right”
#4. What the hell happened to Barbie?
#5. Why do so many plus-sized celebrities say they are sooo comfortable in their skin, they don’t mind being overweight, but then two years later, they lose all the weight…does the new Barbie have something to do with this?
#6. Why is President Obama referred to as the first black president instead of bi-racial president? Is that not PC? Is it ok to ignore the white half of him? Or is it the “one-drop rule” that makes him completely black?
#7. Why is Charlie Sheen seen as a hero, entertaining, ratings on his show shooting through the roof, selling out comedy shows and being applauded for “winning” across the nation during his crack binges but Bobby and Whitney were hung on the cross?
#8. Is this what kids are learning in cartoons?
#9. Juan Williams said a few days ago “You think that simply saying what you think is evidence of bigotry that all of a sudden it’s as if you were walking by a black man that would mean if you were bigoted if you were somewhat nervous. Let me just tell you, with the amount of black on black crime in America, I get nervous and I’m a black man.” on the O’Reilly factor. Is it ok for him, as a Black man to say he is afraid of his own people? If he was white and said this, what would happen? Or does it not matter because of the negative stereotype already stamped on Black men?