Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” not exactly what black folks hoped for

Follow Me on Pinterest I still haven’t seen Chris Rock’s “Good Hair,” but I’ve certainly blogged about it.  Even the very words “good hair” inject divisiveness to the African-American community that dates back to slavery.  To me, using those words came with high expectations.  Maybe Chris Rock would finally set the records straight for black people, especially black women, as well as all of the world’s ethnicities out there that are forever curious about nappy hair.  Besides, Chris Rock had his “boy” helping him out, none other than Nelson George.

While I laughed along during Chris Rock’s appearance on Oprah, I haven’t heard anyone with natural hair speak highly of the movie.  I was reminded just now while reading the blog Shineharder (great tattoo blog for people of color or people who love tattoos) who posted basically the same sentiment.  Check out the post “Good Hair” for more.

In the meantime, “Good Hair” will remain on my Netflix list, but I won’t be racing to bump it to the top of my list anytime soon.  After all, I live my natural hair story every single day.  Maybe I need to make my own “good hair” documentary from a black woman’s perspective infused with our history in the States.  You never know…

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