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miscellaneous cultural commentary from two urban twenty-somethings. on this here interweb, we go by "bee" and "zy."

recommended read du jour

Erin Aubry Kaplan’s Salon piece, “The Michelle Obama Hair Challenge,” raises a slew of important issues tied to racial identity and hair.

Quoting Kaplan–
“A reality check: In this alleged new era of racial enlightenment, how would we see Michelle if she switched to braids, twists, curls or dreads, if she looked more like the black person she is? We applaud the sparkling new role models in the White House. But do we expect the Obamas to define a new black mainstream or to hew to an idealized model created by a white mainstream that blacks internalized long ago?” Reeaaad on.

–bee

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