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What is with black women thinking the white man’s ice is colder this week? Sheryl Underwood revealed her burning desire for “beautiful, long, silky” white hair on Sunday and last night’s episode of “Family Hustle” paid homage to all things white.

Shekinah, Tameka “Tiny” Harris’ hairstylist, revealed that she wants to be white. Her reasoning? “White people are living the life,” and “White people never have drama. Black girls always going through some sh*t.”

She and Tiny then decide to act white for a week. What follows are offensive quips about what food, clothing and behavior is “black” or “white.”

Excerpts:

“You went straight for the red velvet, that’s so black.”
“Do you know I’m wearing J.Crew? When we’re white again, I’m gonna wear Banana Republic.”
“Drinking tea is very white of us.”

Beyond the ignorance of ascribing race to activities anyone can enjoy, there’s a disturbing undercurrent of self-hatred here. In Shekinah’s world, white is inherently more sophisticated and pulled-together, and black is unstable, unrefined and full of drama.

Just like Sheryl Underwood believes white hair is better than the hair that grows out of her own scalp, Tiny and Shekinah see white peoples’ lives as better than their own. That warped way of thinking is proof of an internalization of white standards of beauty for Sheryl and a damning inferiority complex for Tiny and Shekinah.

Mental slavery is real.

What do you think of this episode, Clutchettes and Gents?

  • Deal-n-Truth

    She’s another one that makes me cringe because of her ignorance and stupidity. If Tiny had any real sense she’d break ties with this woman because she can’t see that she secretly hates her and her lifestyle.

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  • http://gravatar.com/designdiva40 paintgurl40

    i don’t watch reality shows anymore but i remembered how loud and extra she was. she seems like the type that will say or do anything for money and fame.

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  • Laura Charles

    “Mental slavery is real.”

    Yes, it sure is. Ignorance, Buffoonery and Ghetto people with money and reality television shows on VH1 are also real. Unfortunately.

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  • ScriptTease

    Yes, this particular episode was very embarrassing, and us Black Women keep making fools of ourselves. Especially during the Yoga/Meditation scene with them being loud, and disturbing everyone’s vibe. The White girl was giving them that “typical of them” look. SMDH. I still like Shekinah and Tiny, but this was very very foul.

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  • http://[email protected] butterfly8

    I think you can pay some Black people to say and do anything. She’s pretty much made a fool out of herself, and is working her way off the show and no where after the show, only she doesn’t know it!. White executives write stupid sh*t for some blacks to say and praise whites and put down themselves, which is supposed to be the voice of all
    “Blacks” in which it toooootally is not!!!
    I’m proud and do not wish to be no other race but my own and that’s “Afro American”! I like the family Hustle, but it may be time to change the chanel? Peace!

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