Gabby Douglas came in dead last on the uneven bars today. that is not good news, but it is far from tragic. What is tragic is the fact that her hair is still a hot topic. Why are we so hung up on hair? I remember as a child my mother used to sit us next to the stove and she would hot comb our hair so that it could be straight. We graduated from the hot comb to Vigorol, this straightening agent got the hair straight but little girls lost a lot of hair in the process. Now we routinely pay anywhere from $70-$100 for a stylist to apply the latest, greatest perm, and when we get the hair just like we want it we make Herculean efforts to keep it straight. Many of us refuse to swim, workout or anything else that will wet our hair or cause us to sweat. We are committed to keeping every lock straight and in place. So that’s why whe many saw Gabby douglass with pins in her hair they scoffed at her appearance and basically missed the historic moment. I have linked to two stories one from The Grio about our hair obssession and the other from Fox News about the other side of fame.
Gabby Douglas is the talk of the town, but for all the wrong reasons
By musesofamom, on August 6, 2012 at 11:06 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, children, CNN, Current Events, Fox News, gabby douglas, gabby douglas hair issue, media, Morning Joe, Mothers, MSNBC, nbc, News, politics, race, racism, television, Women, working women. 2 Comments
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