hair? Hair? H A I R ? What is it ?
This is a tale that must be told. For it is an expressed declaration of just how devastating and dehumanizing BIAS, BIGOTRY, PREJUDICE,and yes RACISM is. Many who observe these photos of this beautiful young lady will immediately assume she is African American…After all, this publication is produced on American soil.
But this is the WWW, world wide web, and She is Moroccan. Well, there are no racial problems in Morocco, are there? One might think that. But the issues are so deeply imbedded that one can say that such issues are obliterated from conscious view.
But hear me out here. It is a fact that people are alive and the ‘www’ is a readied tool for spreading knowledge, awareness, insight, opinions, and so much more. According to Scripture, ‘all hidden things will be revealed’, and so we live everyday with this phenomenon occurring. Thankfully.
This young lady’s ordeal is really about the far reaching effects of ‘-cisms’ on an individual level that has been born from her own country’s acceptance of other people’s images as acceptable over their own image. Skin color, style of dress, and “Oh! My goodness… Your HAIR! You HAVE GOT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT MESS!” Have you ever heard these words S P E W E D out to you? I tell you, from the personal experience level, these words can be more devastating, more destructive, more self annihilating than a hydrogen bomb blast… HEAR HER STORY, won’t you? And let us think on just where we, as individuals, sit or stand on the progression towards or digression from individuals being acceptable as they naturally are, ‘for the quality of their character’, rather than the color of their skin, the spelling of their name, the address where they live, or the texture of their hair…
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