Black Hair Media Forum Homepage
BHM BHM BHM
Forum Home Forum Home > Natural Hair Care > Natural Hair Care
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Why do people say African-American hair...
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login
 

Why do people say African-American hair...

 
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 7>






Author
 Rating: Topic Rating: 5 Votes, Average 2.60  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
KunoichiNindroid View Drop Down
Junior Member
Junior Member
Avatar

Joined: Jul 23 2011
Location: Zambia
Status: Offline
Points: 751
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote KunoichiNindroid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Why do people say African-American hair...
    Posted: Jan 28 2013 at 7:08am
...rather than saying African hair? Whenever I'm looking for articles, rather than African hair I always get topics talking about African-American hair. And on google it always auto-completes things to say African-American hair. If I moved to America would my hair suddenly become African-American hair? And what about Africans living in other parts of the world. Would you say they have African-British hair, African-Bulgarian hair or African-Argentinean hair? Sigh. Why do we have to make things so difficult. 
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
JamCaygirl View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jun 03 2006
Status: Online
Points: 43590
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (6) Thanks(6)   Quote JamCaygirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 28 2013 at 8:35am
It is likely that most of the articles you are reading are American in origin, so that is their focus.

That being said, I was quite salty when I heard Naomi Campbell being referred to as African American... I mean the chick is British...., you can't be referring to allllllllll Black people as African American...
Back to Top
JamCaygirl View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jun 03 2006
Status: Online
Points: 43590
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote JamCaygirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 28 2013 at 8:36am
Now you know there aint no Black folk in Bulgaria
Back to Top
Naturalchick30 View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Apr 16 2012
Location: Somewhere
Status: Offline
Points: 70861
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Naturalchick30 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 28 2013 at 8:39am
Why dont they just say kinky hair?
Back to Top
Naturalchick30 View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Apr 16 2012
Location: Somewhere
Status: Offline
Points: 70861
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (4) Thanks(4)   Quote Naturalchick30 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 28 2013 at 8:41am
Originally posted by Naturalchick30 Naturalchick30 wrote:

Why dont they just say kinky hair?
 
ETA:  AAs don't all have the same hair type
Back to Top
femmemuscleisback View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member


Joined: Feb 05 2011
Location: US
Status: Offline
Points: 13807
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote femmemuscleisback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 28 2013 at 9:10am
yep...

if they were more enlightened they could use the terms/categories: straight hair, loose curls, or tight coils..

unfortunately, they are speaking as if they "behind closed doors".. or as a "generalization"..

I was dismayed when a forum member vehemently defined the hispanics at her work place by saying: "i've never heard them say the word "nappy" or "kinky" when they were around me."

Well the key phrase, dear is "When they're around me"..

Many a culture, especially here in the U.S. refer to hair on any person of african descent head as just one grade.

Little do they know, we all come from africa..





Back to Top
KunoichiNindroid View Drop Down
Junior Member
Junior Member
Avatar

Joined: Jul 23 2011
Location: Zambia
Status: Offline
Points: 751
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KunoichiNindroid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 28 2013 at 11:23am

Originally posted by Naturalchick30 Naturalchick30 wrote:

Why dont they just say kinky hair?

Kinky hair just means hair with kinks. Straight hair can be kinky too.

Back to Top
KunoichiNindroid View Drop Down
Junior Member
Junior Member
Avatar

Joined: Jul 23 2011
Location: Zambia
Status: Offline
Points: 751
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KunoichiNindroid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 28 2013 at 11:30am
Funny enough. I've never actually seen anyone referring to their own hair as African-American hair on a black hair forum.
Back to Top
Heavy Rotation View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: Feb 06 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 4166
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Heavy Rotation Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 28 2013 at 12:07pm
you know, that's why i was so hesitant to buy "black hair."  i'm like, what exactly is "black" hair?  that is such a wiiiiiiide spectrum.
Back to Top
NARSAddict View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Nov 20 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 31362
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote NARSAddict Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 28 2013 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by KunoichiNindroid KunoichiNindroid wrote:

...rather than saying African hair? Whenever I'm looking for articles, rather than African hair I always get topics talking about African-American hair. And on google it always auto-completes things to say African-American hair. If I moved to America would my hair suddenly become African-American hair? And what about Africans living in other parts of the world. Would you say they have African-British hair, African-Bulgarian hair or African-Argentinean hair? Sigh. Why do we have to make things so difficult. 


Most of the purchasing power are done by African-Americans or Black Americans if you wanna go down that route.  This is based off of my assumption.  Nothing more.
Back to Top
Get Longer Healthier Faster Growing Hair
House of CB London
Get Healthier Stronger Longer Hair
The Elite Hair Care Sorority
Electric Cherry Hair
Hair Extensions Wefted Hair Wigs and More
Human Hair Wigs
Wefting Training
Dime Curves Enhancement Shake
Brazilian Hair
Brazilian Hair
Switch Up your Look with a protective Style
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 7>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down