Say Hello to Andrea Pippins, the author of I Love My Hair; An adult coloring book she illustrated to endorse a campaign to encourage African-American women to go natural and love their hair. the book is filled with mesmerizing sketches like the ones seen above.It will be released on November 10th, 2015 so get your crayons and inner child ready! ;)
To all of you crying about Miley’s supposed cultural appropriation...
If you think Miley Cyrus’s horrible life, fashion, and style choices = trying to “act black” or “appropriating black culture”, you might just have a very low opinion of black culture and black people in general.
Who are you mad at? Miley, or the fact that society (and you) think that this walking disaster of a person somehow “acts black”?
And honestly, grow a thicker skin, stop with this “woe is me, I’m such a victim” mentality, nobody is impressed. Somebody made a benign, albeit ridiculous, style choice. Where’s the problem? Beyonce straightens her hair and appropriates Chinese culture, Jackie Chan wears jeans and jean jackets, Samuel L. Jackson wears lederhosen, ditto for Usain Bolt, AND THAT’S ALL FINE, that’s how free society works, I’m sorry if that bothers you.
I thought we moved past segregation, at least in theory, and it’s really fucked up to see young people, who should be the most open-minded and liberal on these issues trying to build barriers between races and cultures.
EDIT: To some of the people who commented on this: it takes a special state of mind to convince yourself that you’re fighting for racial equality, as you’re advocating for further segregation. Cognitive dissonance hard at work.
Oh my frikin god what does “culture appropiation” even mean? WHY IS THIS EVEN A THING? so u telling me i shouldnt wear dreadlocks because its a black thing??? ISNT THAT DISCRIMINATION?? WHICH YOU DIDNT WANT IN THE FIRST PLACE?? what would u say if you said to a white friend “u would suit just fine some dreadlocks” and she tells you “omg no its a black thing” ???????????
i mean i dont get it now, im all for human equality and liberty of rights and everything, but it just pisses me off that everybody is cheering nicki minaj up for humiliating miley cyrus internationaly for a fucking stupid comentary… and now they are saying she’s offending black culture by using a fucking hairstyle??? WERENT U ALL FOR EQUALTY OF RIGHTS???
i love nicki minaj, i love her audacity, i dont have any kind of problem with black people (in fact, i support them at all costs), but when it comes to CULTURE APPROPIATION??? it think thats bullshit im sorry. its like saying black people cant dye their hair blonde because its a white thing… its total shit
This article is in the narrative of Cassidy Blackwell who talks about her struggles with being assumed mixed because of her “good hair”. There are people out there who feel complimented when people ask and others who are offended. I want to know what you guys think.
Are people honestly surprised about the bullshit Miley did at the VMAs? Like she’s been appropriating black culture since 2013 but since no one has ever really called her out she feels like she can say anything and get away with it.