Comedian Paul Mooney made a thought-provoking statement. It was on a former BET Network show.
He called out one of the panelists with permed hair. Mooney blasted, “She’s wearing her hair relaxed so that Caucasians feel relaxed.”
Now, aint that the truth? White folks feel much more comfortable around a permed hair Sister. A loc-wearing Sister is intimidating to the melanin- challenged. And when they attempt to wear locs — they look a hot mess.
Conceivably the reasoning penetrates a deeper interpretive level. Locs are more than a hairstyle. The sprouting phenomenon is a spiritual evolution.
White folks just can’t not deal with the vibe. It’s totally alien.