The Messed Up History of Black Hair in America | The Daily Social Distancing Show

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Published on September 15, 2020

Black hair has been a point of contention in America since slavery with white people trying to control Black hairstyles. Dulcé Sloan breaks down the stigma of Black hair. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #DulcéSloan

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22 comments

  • Caged 6 days ago

    Not meant to be racist—but I was suspended once in grade school because my white boy hair was too long.

    I also had lice. My mom cut it all off so I could return to school.

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  • The End Begins 6 days ago

    Once I started wearing mine natural my father thought I was radicalized, started calling me a militant. SMH The discrimination of our hair runs deep.

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  • FirestoneX 6 days ago

    I don’t have much experience with black people so what is up with their hair looking like that anyway why does it look like that.

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  • arch k 6 days ago

    Hairstyles can’t be copied? 🙄And you are right one’s natural hair should not be a political statement. Let everyone do what they want with their hair. Sheesh

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  • La'Rae M. Trice 6 days ago

    Some white folks really have the audacity! To live in a country that is overwhelmingly Black, and to openly criticize something that grows naturally outside of their heads. I don’t even know what to say anymore

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  • Tana Darko 6 days ago

    I’m white and once had a woman walk up to me at a conference and grab a fistful of my hair and JERK it because she was sure I was wearing a wig. ONCE in my life this has happened to me and I remember it now, like 10 years later, how insanely rude and invasive it was.
    Then I learned that many black women have strangers comin’ up and poking and tugging on their hair all the time and I’m like WHAT THE FUCK. And I’ve since learned about the amount of time, expense, and chemical exposure that goes into making black hair behave like white hair and I’m really baffled by white people feeling they need to put that on people with textured hair. Natural hair is so beautiful, there’s nothing unprofessional about it. My hair is curly and big, and nobody has told me I have to change the way I style it or anything like that. If I were black my experience would be quite different. The double-standard is ridiculous.

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  • Tanya Walters 6 days ago

    I think the crap about black people hair is just that a bunch of crap. I like black people hair. I love the curls, braids and so on.

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  • OJpreuss 6 days ago

    I swear no one gets more shit about hair and white people…but true…minorities really dont care about black hair because it is hair…but white people seem to always obsess about it and have an opinion and make a point to talk about 😂😂😂

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  • William Sykes 6 days ago

    I respect what she is trying to do but she is dull as hell She has never made me laugh once

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  • Marcie Fulton 6 days ago

    I’ve never understood this. Natural Black hair is beautiful. Personally I’ve never wanted others to conform to white beauty standards because our differences are what make us beautiful. Let your natural self show, you are beautiful/handsome just the way you are and I support you. Stand tall ✊🏻✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

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  • STILL 6 days ago

    One doesn’t experience self-transcendence, the illusion of self only dissipates✌️Non-Duality

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  • Baba Dook 6 days ago

    Hey Trevor my guy. We’re still waiting on you to cover this story.

    https://youtu.be/Us2Mdjquua0

    We don’t know so now we wanna know.

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  • sonixthatsme 6 days ago

    I call bullshit. I have ginger curly hair and everybody wants to feel and stuff. And I always say OK, and when they are close BOO! ! Works every time. 😊 P.S sometimes I let them touch my hair and then I steal their souls.

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  • Melanie K 6 days ago

    I’m Kenyan and we were required to have straight hair in high school (most being boarding schools) So you either had to perm your hair or straighten with a dryer or hot comb if you have 4C hair. Its just one of those standards borrowed from the colonial masters. Some (few) high schools today allow girls to plait hair but not wear it in its natural state.

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  • aratosm 6 days ago

    It makes you wonder, why are black people so racist.

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  • Evan Aleman 6 days ago

    Do white people really touch black hair that much? I’m Hispanic so I just grew up knowing not to touch it but white people even copy it? 🤢

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  • L. A. Gothro 6 days ago

    There was a white boy with Irish-kinky hair, and he wore dreads for the simple reason that his hair was easier to take care of when it was in dreads. He got kicked out of school in Roseville, MI. And this was in the 1990s. It didn’t matter that he was white in a predominantly-white school; he dared to wear his hair in a way that is associated with Black people. Any way you look it it, it’s stupid.

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  • Anna L 6 days ago

    I think black people‘s hair is really cute.

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  • Olivia De Cordova 6 days ago

    It is black people’s problem. If we wear in natural glory and stop buying and wearing those foolish wigs.

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  • Sarah E 6 days ago

    I 100% agree that the stigma surrounding black hairstyles are disgusting and ridiculous and needs to end immediately. It should be illegal to discriminate based on this. But I also think there’s nothing wrong with white people wearing those styles. Every one of use wears clothes, makeup and hair that has nothing to do with the cultural context we exist in or our ethnic backgrounds. Fashions has been traded, influenced and evolving since humans existed. Its not fair that white people wearing the same styles are treated differently, but we need to change that behavior, not the wearing of a hairstyle.

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