Detangling racism: White women’s fixation with black women’s hair


The ongoing obsession with black women‘s hair is now the stuff of art shows. One, in particular, raises questions BY BRITTNEY COOPER This post originally appeared on Crunk Feminist Collective. Pictures from a new exhibit by photographer Endia Beal called “Can I Touch It?” showcase several white women, all corporate execs, who agreed to get a “black hairstyle” andContinue reading “Detangling racism: White women’s fixation with black women’s hair”

White Men Dating Black Women (its a different world)


“ For a Black girl she looks good, but I like my women pink”    the comment was from a co-worker at the UA Movies4  in Fresno, California  where I worked while I  was a student in college. The women, was Mona( Tracy Reed) who was the serious object of desire of T.C (Franklin Ajaye) inContinue reading “White Men Dating Black Women (its a different world)”

My White Brother in Law*


Oh to be a fly on THAT wall.  The  black (man) fiancee  is coming to dinner  and it’s not Sidney Poitier.  I’m sure there where quite a few questions from the Lodi family. Black People in Lodi? Marrying someone out of my race, wasn’t a total shock from my side of the family, my life wasContinue reading “My White Brother in Law*”