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This idea of cultural appropriation is insensitive to the black race because white women can not understand the context behind these styles, and instead, turn them into materialistic objects with no meaning or purpose. For white women, these hairstyles hold no meaning, it is just about looks; for black women, it holds deep value because it is something that we have learned to embrace through years of racism and oppression. To the black women, hair is representative of many things including her race, and without it, she is “in danger of having no identity” (Michel Omi and Howard Winant 87). Society and mainstream media fail to recognize the direct connection between black women and girls’ hairstyles with their identity and strong culture. In spite of societal view, black hair will always remain the key symbol to the black women’s true identity.
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