Why does it matter if someone wears their hair all there natural glory, or in a silky weave? Why do people have to get so deep into irrelevant shit?
In my humble opinion, if your hair is healthy, you can do whatever the hell you want to it. Shit, its on your head! You can fry the shit out of it with chemicals and heat, or take care of it! Its on your head. Its not gonna bother me. I dont know why it should bother other people. As long as its healthy, my hair is gonna be any which way I prefer, as long as Im comfortable with it.
People act like black vegetarians are fictional characters. As if it’s completely unbelievable for a black person to maintain such a diet, or find a beautiful array of vegetables and fruits to be more appetizing than the #4 Baconator from Wendy’s. I in fact am not a vegetarian, but that doesn’t change that I’ve found such statements to be offensive:
What?! You’re black and don’t eat chicken?
You’re black. How do you not eat meat?
You’re a black vegetarian? You’ve been white-washed. Denying yourself of what our people have deemed as cultural importance. (Referencing soul food)
You’re not really a vegetarian; there’s no way.
This is why I have so much respect for black vegetarians. The same respect is extended to vegans. Deviating from what is “normal” takes difficulty when having to constantly deflect questions and facial expressions dripping in willing ignorance. I admit, if someone whom I didn’t expect to be a vegetarian informs me that they are one, I am probably initially going to be shocked and express my surprise. But I don’t think I’d continue the conversation by trying to tell them everything they’re missing out on or trying to persuade them to “just eat a quick strip of bacon, no one will know.” Isn’t that insulting?