Confession: During class where one of my teachers is a black woman with natural hair we started discussing hair again because that class is mostly girls. So the black girls who had natural hair were talking about it and explained it to the white girls who didn’t know what it was. I’m transitioning btw so my hair has a lot of relaxer still in it but i wear wigs and weaves too sometimes. After they explained it one of my white girl friends looked at me and goes “Wait if their hair is natural then that’s not even your real hair is it???!!!” I literally wanted to hit her. I was so embarrassed not because of my hair but because she put my business out there. You don’t see me calling her out for dying her hair blond and straightening it, but I guess she doesn’t think I deserve the same respect and privacy I give her. And its not even the first time she has made a comment about my hair that embarrassed me. I’m starting to think she does it out of jealousy because whenever someone says that they like my hair before I can even say thank you she’ll step in and go “That’s a weave” “It’s not really hers” “You can buy it for yourself from the store” and sometimes she’s even bold enough to pull it or try to snatch it out!!! Honestly I should have just written it off as white ignorance but for some reason it bothered me the whole day. And then my white friends wonder why I “treat them differently” from my black ones O_o
“…whenever someone says that they like my hair before I can even say thank you she’ll step in and go “That’s a weave,” “It’s not really hers,” “You can buy it for yourself from the store,” and sometimes she’s even bold enough to pull it or try to snatch it out!!!”
😳 Ma’am. Why are you friends with her?! That’s not OK!!