Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Black Haircut

Before

During

After

Edited to add: I had thought this post would be fairly self-explanatory, since Bean is black, but I got an anonymous comment on a post from two weeks ago asking if it was racist, which made me laugh. Apparently any time a white person mentions the word "black" we're being racist? Bwahahahaha!

Now, normally, I don't respond to anonymous comments, but this time, I decided to clarify, in case there are others out there who can't figure out how to put your comments on the right post. This was my first time doing a black-style haircut for my black son, and I was pleased with the result. It means no more or less than that. And, I may be biased, but I think he looks adorable. :)

4 comments:

  1. Aww.... It looks good, but I'm going to miss his curls!

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  2. Soooo cute! I guess I can understand someone pulling a racist card, I mean we don't say "white haircut" we just say "haircut." But yea obviously you must be racist if you're raising a bi-racial child and in the process of adopting an Ethiopian. Yup hit the nail on the head with that one! lol Seriously people! ;)

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  3. It's not racist; it's a style. A haircut on a black man is just called a black haircut, like a bowl cut or a mullet or any other kind of cut. If it was called another name that didn't use the word "black" that would be fine, but as far as I can tell, there isn't. The black community just uses the word haircut, of course, but I wanted to designate the style with the tight hairline, and only the white PC police get their knickers in a twist over the "black" part. The black people I've talked to around town say, "you want to get him a black haircut, go here." If we're a multiracial family, the word black isn't a bad word. It's practical to say this kid's got a black haircut, because a lot of black kids with white moms have white haircuts lol

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  4. Yeah, it's kind of ridiculous. My son tells me that me describing someone as "black" is racist. Personally, I'm not blind and don't want to be. I think the different colors and shades of our skin are beautiful and want to be aware of them!

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