Again, in “White people writing about Black folks’ hair” news…Elle Magazine decided to write an article called “The Ultimate Black Hair Gallery.” I had a funny feeling in the pit of my stomach when I read that headline, and when I clicked on the link, my fears became a reality.
As I scrolled through the pictures, above what was titled, “Weave hairstyles for every type, style, and texture of hair…By the EDITORS”…I was extremely confused. There were pictures of Halle Berry, Kerry Washington, Alicia Keys, Angela Bassett, and Oprah to name a few. Different styles, different textures…some weave…some not. So the more I browsed through, the more I thought that maybe this was all just a sick joke. Maybe, just maybe Elle was pulling our little brown legs.
But they weren’t. This was a real article in a REAL publication. A RESPECTABLE publication. SMH. Oh when, WHEN sweet Jesus, will white folk learn to STOP writing articles about Black people’s hair when they have absolutely no clue what they’re talking about?? Take a gander at the fun article and tell me what you think: