Nappy Hair Goes Both Ways
So I was by a friend…white (ugh I hate that word) nevertheless I cannot tell the story if you don’t know this tidbit. Anyway, her room mate was laughing at another room mate. Ugh seems complicated, let us say Anna was laughing at Beth. Anna was laughing at Beth because Beth had bed hair, it was all mussed up and tangled.
“Haha, Beth look at your hair!”
“What? Oh, haha”
“Haha, Bethyour hair is all nappy,” Anna continues keeling over with laughter, “That’s the nappiest shit I’ve ever seen!”
More still, “Lacey, look! Beth’s hair is nappy as shit!”
Lacey looks my direction, looks back around, laughing a bit uncomfortably it seems because wait there’s a black girl with actual nappy hair sitting in the living room. Of course she didn’t say this, but it was kinda like hmm is this a politically incorrect word?
And so I wonder, God help a white chick that calls my hair nappy,but, does God help a white chick that calls a white chick’s hair nappy in my presence?
Is the term wrong when only applied to me? Or, is it wrong when applied to anything else? Is it simply a bad word like, you know, f-cuk?
You’re never ever supposed to say f-cuk.
So where exactly do I stand?
My analysis is that the word nappy was used to indicated that her hair was tangled. Kinky hair is tangled so technically speaking the word usage is not far off on definition. But, for arguments sake, let’s just say that nappy was used to indicate ugliness, which comes from not having your hair done, does it then matter?
Personally, I don’t care. Whatever floats your boat just don’t use that word with me.
But, I don’t much like the word being used to describe hair to indicate that it looks uncouth. On that note damn you, damn you to hell! Still, in a world where DIFFERENT people will say and think different things..I won’t lose much sleep about it.
Really, I’m not up in arms I just think that it is interesting.
Where do you stand?
Think it over a bit and drop a few words.