• Christelyn Russell-Karazin

    LMAO at the “Lion King” reference at the end…hahahahah

  • ALM247

    I could care less about Joe and Marie’s comments (at the office), but the comments from family members are the comments that can really get to you.

    • Anonin

      I naively thought my family (my mom) would know better but nope my hair is only cute in knot outs, and she has less kinkier hair than I do (I can’t tell if its 4a or 3c but its way more uniform than mine and looks fine even though she has thick hair)

      Her guy says stupid stuff like my gen is trying to bring the 70s back with his bald receding hair line I just tell them both off but its still disheartening.

    • ALM247

      Yeah, I get it more from older family members. They say things like, “when are you going to get your hair done?” or “I sure liked that style you had before”.

      At work the women were younger. They were just being snide and hateful.

    • Phoenix Ares

      They don’t get to me. I shut them down before they get started.

  • Charlisia Nwachukwu

    yeah my country family always says ” You can’t get a job” or “you looked better with a perm” .. mean while down at the ranch .. I have a great career in corp america with my fro. *Take that*

    • ALM247

      Yay! LOL! Although I have heard snide comments at my job, and they were from Black women. I have learned to care less about negative hair comments.

    • Charlisia Nwachukwu

      I honestly think there was a time when people needed to assimilate but I have grown up in a world where I am more celebrated for embracing my authentic self. My mother went to an HBCU in the 70’s and they were telling them you need light skin and straight hair to get a job. My mom told he they were telling the women to try and have lighter skinned babies etc. So thing were not always as they are now I am sure.

    • Jo ‘Mama’ Besser

      Gosh, what kind of paper bag bullshit is that? Do they consider darker skin to be a moral failing and something one can control and overcome with hard work? Have lighter babies? How? Making them with white guys is the only sure-fire way to do that and if that’s what they’re saying Black women have to do, what’s the point of having HBCUs at all if they’re telling women to be less Black? Stupid, self-hating rhetoric.

    • ThatAnonymousChick

      This is at an HBCU? in the 70s? Damn, damn, damn!!!

    • Jo ‘Mama’ Besser

      I’ve come to find that if you hear the word ‘presentable’, you’re likely dealing with a Black lady’s disapproval.

    • Love.tweet.joi

      You must be really smart. Lol. The only black people i ever see with natural hair at my job are director level with PhDs. Maybe I’ll be brave enough to wear mine natural when I complete the masters program. I know people who were passed up for promotions once they got braids. I got a weave back in 04 when Indian hair was new and got a raise and a promotion.

    • ALM247

      Girl, that remy got a raise? LOL! Hilarious and proof of the sad state of affairs of corporate America.

    • Love.tweet.joi

      Like Paul Mooney said, “When you’re relaxed, white people relax.”

    • Charlisia Nwachukwu

      really? wowzer, I have never had an issue ever. I always get the job when I interview and all. Are you sure its the hair?

    • Love.tweet.joi

      I’ve heard that Dollar Tree doesn’t care what your hair looks like. :)

    • Charlisia Nwachukwu

      LMAO or if you have a neck tattoo from the looks of my dollar store. oh well…

    • Jo ‘Mama’ Besser

      SNAP!

  • shesarudebee

    yyyaaaaassssss! to this video!

  • Staci Elle

    When I was in school getting my paralegal degree my civil procedure professor asked me what I was going to do with my hair when interview time came…. yeah he did that. No one else was asked.