WATCH: ‘You Can Touch My Hair’ Short Film

Remember that time a group of black women stood in the middle of New York City’s Union Square holding signs inviting people to touch their hair? Yup, that really happened.

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My Story: SARAH LEE, PLAYWRIGHT

‘Snakes and Ladders’ is Sarah Lee’s second play and is a comic drama about three ‘Mixed -Race’ sisters. One sister is very light skinned and has ‘good hair’, meaning straight European type hair and is on the surface, the favoured child, the one propelled forward. The second sister has skin that is ‘mid- toned’ being neither White nor Black, and wavy hair, and finally the third sister, looks wholly Afro- Caribbean. In the play the sisters use these loaded terms, such as ‘good hair’ themselves, and through their dialogues we see racism within family dynamics. However at the same time, ‘Snakes and Ladders’ is not only about racism or shade-ism but also about the construction of individual identity in the normal complexity that is family life.

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What Do I Tell My Blond Son About Being Black?

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“I think we should teach him to use his privilege to his advantage.”

It’s Sunday morning, July 14, 2013. My husband and I are talking, have been talking, will always be talking about race in our world and how it shapes our understanding of race in our home. Melissa Harris-Perry’s show is on, and she’s wearing black, and she and her guests are subdued-yet-passionate as they do a post-postmortem on that dead black boy in Florida, on so many dead black boys, on what black parents should say to their sons and daughters about dead black boys. Our son is sitting next to me playing with his alphabet game while his father and I talk about him like he isn’t there.
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AMERICAN HAIR

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American Hair is a forthcoming book, traveling exhibit and lecture series that examines our obsession with hair and the role it plays in shaping identity and culture in the United States. Hair has immense social, cultural, and political power.

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the Unwritten Rules: Ep. 4 “Let’s Talk About Hair”

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Racey’s co-workers react when she gets her hair braided. https://www.facebook.com/theunwrittenrules Written By: Kim Williams Directed By: Robert Mora Executi…

Community Village‘s insight:

funny and so awkward!!!

this show has more awkward scenes than Awkward Black Girl!

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un’ruly | day one: you can touch my hair

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un-ruly.com is a place to get inspired and learn about black hair. We bring the best hair on the web and our own original content to one beautiful un’ruly place.

Community Village‘s insight:

“sometimes we have to get comfortable in being uncomfortable to really break ground.”

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Do you prefer your African women with natural hair or straightened hair? | Vote

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Do you prefer your African women with natural hair or straightened hair?

Glenn Robinson‘s insight:

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BioNews – Do we think it matters where our genes come from?

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