Here is the latest in the great divide: Weave vs. Natural. There seems to be two camps with very little love lost between the two groups of women. I have to admit though most of the hate that I have heard has come from women that do NOT wear weave. There is a sense of superiority to much of the “natural” group.
Women that wear weave have been called everything from “wannabees”, self-hating, shallow, and other choice terms that I care not to go into in this post. I have even heard women say, “weaves are all right, but natural is better.”
No matter what they say I still think as a Black community we are missing the bigger picture. We are letting little issues divide and conqueror us. We keep letting this things distract us from working together on bigger issues in the community.
Do people with different color hair really think they are better? I have heard that blondes have more fun, but I have also heard all the blonde jokes. I never thought that one was better than another. I thought it was more about preference. Liking one more than another has nothing to do with which one is better or “more black.” There are just different.
Are we so unable to work together that we now judge people by their hair? I mean really. All women can be beautiful with any type of hair. One is not better than another. Just as many guys like short as long. Just as many like natural as well as weave. For most it has far more to do with the person under the hair than they hair itself.
Let’s stop putting each other down. Let’s stop judging others by the hair they have. What difference does it make. A cancer patient would love to have any type. Let’s move on and work together. We do not need to come up with any more issues to divide us. There are plenty out there already.
What is your take? Is one better or “more Black” than another? Is there too much being made of hair or does it make a difference?
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