The top picture is Beverly Johnson today and the bottom picture is herself in 1974. Note her hair is really very curly not long ans straight. The Huffington Post has this angry editorial by a black woman who has destroyed her natural hair because she is embarrassed to appear in public with natural curls. She complains about black men not liking black women the way they are yet she, herself, hates her own appearance and goes to great lengths to look as white as possible, herself. The Definition of Beauty for Black Women Is Still in Flux — Why? | Beverly Johnson
The notion of what is beautiful in black women is still a source of great debate in popular culture; just look at the recent casting call for a movie about the trailblazing rap group N.W.A. The call sheet asked women to “grade” themselves, from A through D, using such criteria as skin color, waist size and hair type. The “A”s were the women who had a model-like build, light complexion and long hair.
By their scale, Beyoncé would rate only a “B” grade! Sure, “B” is for beautiful and Beyoncé, but I don’t think there are many who would argue that Bey earns an “A” on the scale of beauty across all races, so what gives?
Beyonce is nearly totally fabricated. There is virtually nothing natural about her anymore than say, Joan Rivers was natural. Joan went to tremendous lengths and under surgery many times, finally dying, like poor Michael Jackson, in her eternal quest to look like a Nazi poster of Nordic Beauty.
This ideal, far from dying off, reigns supreme these days. The beauty industry is mainly all about making everyone look like a Nazi dream. Long legs, slender waist, big tits, sharp pointed nose and chin, blonde straight hair, pale skin: this is the huge ideal, embraced by everyone and the amount of money spent to look as close to this as possible is immense, a huge part of the world’s economy since few are naturally born this way.
Here is a controversial black you tube commentator, Sotomayor, who uses very rude speech to talk about race issues, he is very conservative and at the same time, talks like the Black Panthers I knew in the sixties in California and I knew all of them very well back then. He rages often about black women refusing to grow their natural hair and instead, wearing weaves and wigs and trying to make themselves be pale as possible:
Fashion shifts all the time. During the 1930’s, the ideal woman had short DARK hair! Not long, straight blonde hair. This ideal was married to the short wavy or curly blonde hair that slowly took over by 1955 with the rise of M. Monroe. Everyone had to have this stupid hair style. I remember when I went to the beauty parlor to get my straight hair fixed.
I felt ridiculous and let it grow out and by 1964, I proudly wore straight, blonde hair. This was the bare beginning of the Hippie Revolution and hair was at its center which is why ‘Hair’ was made into a musical. Everyone wore natural hair! Blacks suddenly discovered the Afro, for example. We were quite proud of overthrowing the Beauty Industry.
Except it didn’t stop there. Women had to have my hair type even though they didn’t have it so the Beauty Industry produced it for them. By 1980, natural was out, again and fake in because people all want to look the same.
On top of this, thanks to integration and dropping of racist laws, black men could legally marry white women and many chose this because it is ‘high status’ to have a white woman. Black women are held in so little regard, 70% of them don’t get married to anyone at this point which is tragic.
Below is the casting call put out by a group of black rap stars who are making a dumb movie about themselves playing ghetto gangstas:
They want The Real Thang which is long legged white chicks with long straight hair. I am in my sixties so I can’t be in their movie! But what they want is what I am which is ridiculous. The ghetto gangstas claim they want black, white, asian, hispanic, mid eastern chicks but they have to have long hair which Asians and Middle Eastern women do have, by these women are not Africans.
Black women buy 70% of all hair extensions most of which come from India. What is very ironic to me is how in the Nazi era, the Beauty Ideal even in Germany was not Nordic at all. All the Nazi chicks married to Nazi war criminals had their hair curled and permed like they were Jewish (who have natural curls) and almost none of them wore it straight.
The ‘B girls’ of these ghetto rapsters is Beyonce who is fake. And they know it which is why they also demand ‘long NATURAL hair’ which eliminates Beyonce, herself, ironically. And yes, fashion is all about irony and self deception. Natural is the enemy of fashion and always has been.
But periodically, fashion’s house is cleaned out by ‘back to nature’ movements’ such as the famous French Revolution which threw out the elaborate hair does, the dresses and fashion sense of the previous century and replaced it with simple, natural hair styles, light, easy to wear gowns and sensible shoes. 100 years later, it was all about wigs, restrictive, elaborate clothing and lots of fake stuff again!
The pendulum swings from one extreme to the other and right now we are at a ‘fake is good’ extreme again so it is time to return to natural, clean, clear, easy fashion again and I can’t wait! I will finally, with no effort at all, be fashionable again! Whoopee!
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