Tag Archives: black hair

Two black women and “the big chop”

I love this. Love the idea of a mother taking a bold step as an example for her daughter. Love a woman in media glare taking charge of her own beauty. I do have some reservations about this story. 1) … Continue reading

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The hair up there

written by Love Isn’t Enough co-editor Tami Winfrey Harris; originally published at What Tami Said My hair is remarkable. This weekend, I went home to the Chicagoland area for a party. My hostess had welcomed old friends and family into … Continue reading

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Crazy Hair Day

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Catherine Anderson; originally published in Hip Mama Magazine (Issue 44-Creativity Issue-October 2009) When crazy hair day is posted as this week’s Friday activity (last week was a picture of your pet, the week prior … Continue reading

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Hair hatred needn’t be a black girl’s right of passage

written by Love Isn’t Enough editor Tami Winfrey Harris; originally published at What Tami Said I once wrote about my natural hair: My hair is nappy. It is coarse and thick. It grows in pencil-sized spirals and tiny crinkles. My … Continue reading

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Bonus ARP link

Latoya Peterson steps into the transracial parenting and hair debate in the Jezebel post: “Thanks for your concern, but Zahara’s hair will be fine.” In it, she critiques a recent Newsweek article by Allison Samuels. “Zahara Jolie-Pitt and the Politics of … Continue reading

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Hair Today…

[Editor’s note: Last week, while folks here on Anti-Racist Parent were discussing Renee’s compelling post on Zahara Jolie-Pitt’s hair, some of us behind the scenes were talking about a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution article that also raised issues of beauty standards … Continue reading

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Chris Rock tackles “Good Hair”

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The taming of blackness

[Editor’s note: Last week, while folks here on Anti-Racist Parent were discussing Renee’s compelling post on Zahara Jolie-Pitt’s hair, some of us behind the scenes were talking about a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution article that also raised issues of beauty standards … Continue reading

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The Myopia of Privilege

[Editor’s note: Last week, while folks here on Anti-Racist Parent were discussing Renee’s compelling post on Zahara Jolie-Pitt’s hair, some of us behind the scenes were talking about a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution article that also raised issues of beauty standards … Continue reading

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The politics of black hair can be snarly

[As we continue our weeklong discusion of black hair, columnist Pia Guerrero suggested that I share this post that originally appeared on Adios Barbie.] written by Diane Longwood From the time we arrive kicking and screaming into the world, many … Continue reading

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Speaking of hair…: An ARP roundtable

[Editor's note: Last week, while folks here on Anti-Racist Parent were discussing Renee's compelling post on Zahara Jolie-Pitt's hair, some of us behind the scenes were talking about a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution article that also raised issues of beauty standards … Continue reading

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Nappy hair in the Jolie-Pitt world

written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Renee; originally posted at Womanist Musings Those of you who have read this blog know from my previous posts here, here, and here, that I am not a fan of Angelina.   I was attracted to … Continue reading

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Going back to straight hair

written by Anti-Racist Parenting columnist Liz Dwyer; crossposted from Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness I know it’s a surprise, but, it’s almost summer so I figured it was time to change things up. I haven’t had straight … Continue reading

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Listen as we talk black hair on “Nobody Asked You”

ARP reader and blogger Julia was kind enough to invite me on her regular podcast “Nobody Asked You” to talk about black hair. Julia is the white parent of a black child who has written: See, on the playgrounds I … Continue reading

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Join me on “Nobody asked you”

Anti-Racist Parent reader Julia recently launched a blog called Nobody Asked You about race and parenting from a white adoptive parent’s perspective. Julia has kindly asked me to join her at 2 p.m. ET, this Saturday, May 23, for the … Continue reading

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Hair…again

Written by Anti-Racist Parent editor Tami Winfrey Harris Tuesday’s episode of “The Tyra Banks Show” dealt with the issue of black women and girls and their hair. Watch a clip from the program here.   Those of you who follow … Continue reading

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Just a thought…about hair

I loved Liza’s post last Wednesday about her daughter’s hair. Some of you who know me from other blogs and spaces know that hair–that is the celebration of curly, untameable, big hair–is part of my personal anti-racist crusade. I want girls and women whose … Continue reading

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Book review: “Happy to be Nappy” by bell hooks

by Tami Winfrey Harris “Girlpie hair smells clean and sweet.” I wish I could have read that opening line from bell hooks’ “Happy to be Nappy” (Hyperion Children’s Books, Ages 4 to 8 ) back in the summer of 1977, … Continue reading

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