Last night South African twitter users were all abuzz about a TV programme that tackled the issue of Black Hair. Nothing in the programming was new or particularly enlightening but as we know the politics of women’s hair is very polarising and generates a lot of heated discussion.
And when the issue of black women’s hair is front and centre, it usually comes down to the money spent on products, natural v relaxed, African-ness, self-identity, cultural norms, societal pressures, and the like. My curiosity was further deepened when I saw some disgruntlement about the fact that the host is white, and the tone set was of “black voyeurism” – oooh, let’s see what those black people do to their hair.
Anyway, enough of my commentary, take a look and form your own opinions. Courtesy of eNews Channel on YouTube.
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