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Real Black Women have Kinky Hair?!

Do you remember Will Smith’s Aunt on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 – 1993)? She was played by Janet Hubert-Whitten (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Hubert-Whitten). Ms. Hubert-Whitten recently wrote an article (http://www.eurweb.com/2011/09/janet-hubert-the-angry-black-woman-myth-or-truth/) entitled, “The Angry Black Woman – Myth or Truth?”. I wanted to blog about the article because it starts with these words:

*There is no doubt that I am a black woman, I am probably what is considered to be a real black woman, kinky haired, so called now described type 4 with no real curl pattern with which to classify it as good hair.

I am hearing this term again and again, not just from whites but from predominantly black men and I wonder what in the hell is happening. I myself have been in the past deemed a bitter, dark, angry, jealous, ugly, sister who has tried to bring a black man down. (My war with the Great Will Smith has been well documented).”

Please, read the article and post your comments. I’m curious to hear your thoughts about it.

Image found at: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media-cdn/jj1/headlines/2009/06/janet-hubert-slams-will-smith.jpg

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