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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

      Sometimes people say things that make you go, “wait a minute, hold up a second!”. So from my personal experiences and the experiences of friends I’ve come up with this handy list of things to say

if you wish to sound like a bigot…  


1.Your hair looks so ethnic!

     Really what does that mean? I don’t know if you got the news flash yet but just because you count as a majority don’t forget that your hair is ethnic as well ergo the American Heritage Dictionary defines ethnic to mean

1. Of or relating to sizable groups of people sharing a common and distinctive racial, national, religious, linguistic, or cultural heritage.

Well lookeethere.


2. Black people don’t look good with mohawks! and proceed to indicate that you really mean 4b type hair…smh

     Now honestly I respect your opinon as being just that, your opinion, but be aware that if you’re any other race you are treading in some hot water here. Understandably, some things simply won’t look good to you but they thought only white ducks existed for years. Until, they found black ducks in Australia that is. Thus, just because you’ve never seen a well done black person mohawk doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

     Furthermore, black hair ranges in texture and type, when you indicate 4b hair I just can’t help but feel you are supporting a racialised view of black hair, you know those thick wooly descriptions of olden times. Either that or you support the philosophy that color distinctions mean increased desirability, you know high brown and light brown et cetera et cetera?


3. You can’t get a mohawk with that nigger hair!

See number two.

4. Any variation of nigger hair

That’s honestly taking it too far. See number two.

     Altogether, any of these phrases will ensure that you sound like an ignorant potentially prejudiced, potentially bigoted, potentially racist human being and sweetheart that is not a good look.

Admittedly, some of us are just genuinely ignorant.

This post serves to inform you a bit.

No excuses,

One Comment leave one →
  1. Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:45 AM

    i wanted to stab sabir

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