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If you’re white and you want to rock braids, go right ahead. It’s your head. Not mine. But if you’re a white publication and you start to notice white women rocking braids, don’t try to act like these braids are something new.

From MTV UK to other beauty mags, what we’ve called cornrows are now being referred to as “boxer braids.” Many say they’ve gotten the name ‘boxer braids’ because female boxers have made them popular again, as well as Kim Kardashian. But we know better. And actress Yvette Nicole Brown knows better. She’s definitely not here for it either.

Ooh!!! I'll have to try this new style!!! Two boxer braids, you say? I'm so happy this new creation has been introduced to the world in a mainstream beauty magazine! Kudos to these trendsetting celebs, models and young girls who are #RockingThemFIRST! #Innovators! #Pioneers! And thanks for the tutorial on the bottom right. Now I can hopefully recreate this look at home! #FingersAndToesCrossed! They're so novel! I've never seen these anywhere before EVER! Oh wait, yes I have… in the mirror, when I was three and on the heads of every black girl I've ever known or ever seen at some point in every one of their black lives. And ditto for Native American and Latina girls from the time their hair is also long enough to #cornrow. 😒 #ICant #AndWont #StopTheMadness #BlackHistoryMonth

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“Ooh!!! I’ll have to try this new style!!! Two boxer braids, you say? I’m so happy this new creation has been introduced to the world in a mainstream beauty magazine! Kudos to these trendsetting celebs, models and young girls who are#RockingThemFIRST! #Innovators!#Pioneers! And thanks for the tutorial on the bottom right. Now I can hopefully recreate this look at home!#FingersAndToesCross ed! They’re so novel! I’ve never seen these anywhere before EVER! Oh wait, yes I have… in the mirror, when I was three and on the heads of every black girl I’ve ever known or ever seen at some point in every one of their black lives. And ditto for Native American and Latina girls from the time their hair is also long enough to#CornRow. #ICant#AndWont#StopTheMadness#BlackHistoryMonth”

It’s amazing how these publications refuse to pay homage. But we already know..what’s deemed ghetto for women of color, is always a trend when white women do it.

 

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