Check these video comments by TJ Walker (TJWalker.com).
He is a news commentator & best-selling author. And he is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most talk show appearances in a 24-hour period.
He is quite perceptive for a white guy on our hair...he talks about getting a peek into Black women's hair issue after watching Chris Rock's Good Hair movie...watching women putting acid in their hair!
Bottom line, he mentions AUTHENTICITY. That's a term black women have to come to terms with & embrace & celebrate what grows out of our own heads!
(Photo: 50s Jazz Singer Bette McLaurin)
Who invented the hair weave? Christina Jenkins who patented her hair weave process in 1951. Back then, as today, Sister gotta
have that long hair.
Above is another photo of Ms. Bette. You can see the weave started 2 finger-lengths behind her forehead.
After her patent, She & her jazz musician husband Herman "Duke" Jenkins formed their company: Christina's Hair Weaves.
Her process consisted of sewing fake hair to a net; cornrowing
the the hair and sewing the netting to the cornrows.
And here's her hubby Duke:
It looks like she used her hair weaving process on him...
Ms. Jenkins passed away December 2003....
& there you have it...Christina Jenkins -- Pioneer of the Hair Weave.
I bet she never imagined Sisters would be so out-of-control with the
"Six Flags enforces a conservative grooming policy across all parks. The policy does not permit certain hairstyles such as variations in hair colors, dreadlocks, partially shaved heads, tails, and hairstyles that impair vision. Braided hair is allowed but must be in neat, even rows and without beads or other ornaments."
A spokesperson for the American Civil Liberties Union said that locs are inherently unprofessional is racially insensitive, at best
& potentially discriminatory -- at worst.
Jackie Sherrill, 60 (left) worked the previous summer wearing locs at Six Flags. She even got a letter to come back for employment.
A supervisor, however, saw her locs and told her she would not be
welcomed back unless she changed her hairstyle.
Sidebar: 2000 FedEx fired several of its New York employees who refused to cut their locs. A settlement was reached in 2006,
that recognized locs for religious reasons.
Locs are a natural hairstyle. Moreover, it's a lifestyle.
An employer discriminating against locs which is natural is racist. Perhaps locs make certain people uncomfortable. I guess some employers prefer that sisters come to work sweating bullets under their scalp-suffocating weaves or wigs.