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Is that Mikea’s natural hair?

From The Daily Caller:

Reporter Behind False Dreadlock Story Promoted Family’s Beauty Products Before Viral Hate Crime Allegation

By LUKE ROSIAK, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER
October 02, 2019, 9:09 PM ET

Mikea Turner, a local TV reporter in Washington, D.C., was the first to report the discredited story of A* Allen, a 12-year-old black girl who said white classmates cut off her dreadlocks while calling her an “attention-seeker.”

I’m not going to use the little girl’s first name. This story suggests she was under a certain amount of pressure from adults around her. Twelve is too young for the Permanent Record.

Turner spent the hours before the supposed attack advocating for a “natural” hair law that would criminalize discrimination based on dreadlocks, then used the incident as evidence for why such a law should be enacted.

This is reminiscent of how Jussie Smollett’s hate hoax was tied into some kind of symbolic lynch law being pushed by Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, both of whom immediately tweeted about the attempted lynching of the TV star during the Polar Vortex.

A’s family owns a beauty company called “Still Natural” that Turner promoted on air in 2018.

… The local reporter who first pushed the hoax that white boys pinned down a 12-year-old black girl and cut off her dreadlocks advocated for laws protecting the hairstyle hours before the supposed attack.

The reporter also used the claims by the Virginia girl’s family — which runs a “natural” cosmetics company that the reporter has previously promoted on air — as justification for the laws.

… Earlier that day, WUSA-9 reporter Mikea Turner tweeted five times about the “Crown Act” or “natural hair bill,” overtly advocating that local jurisdictions pass it.

“Thank you for being a trailblazer,” she told a politician who introduced a bill in Montgomery County, Maryland. “I hope [Prince George’s County, Maryland] is next! … It’s sad that laws like this have to exist for people to just be themselves.”

The family was filming with Turner the next day. That led to coverage across the country, including in The New York Times. …

“This why we need the #CrownAct to protect little girls like A Allen,” Turner tweeted on Sept. 27.

The “Crown Act,” as introduced in various jurisdictions, is designed to protect “natural hair,” or dreadlocks, from discrimination. Advocates sometimes call the hairstyle a “crown.”

The Allen family — grandparents Cynthia and Dewaune and aunt Lakeisha Allen — run a beauty company called “Still Natural,” and for years on Facebook, Lakeisha (who goes by the name Zyonn on the online platform) has posted pictures of herself and other people with dreadlocks, mentioning “natural.”

Turner promoted the Allens’ cosmetic line in a September 2018 news segment and an accompanying article headlined “Domestic violence survivor develops cosmetic line to inspire others.” The playground assault articles did not mention an existing relationship between the reporter and the subject. …

My new Taki’s column “Hair Hysteria” explains how World War Hair fits into the Great Awokening:

With Intersectionality ascending to an unquestionable dogma lately, the establishment press has come to believe that it is immensely important to find out what young women of color have on their minds. They must have come up with some incredibly great ideas during their 400 years of marginalization.

So, the media have increasingly turned over their platforms to young women of color.

And what messages do they have for us?

After having read hundreds of their op-eds and the like over the past few years, I’ve discovered that the No. 1 topic young woman-of-color journalists want us to listen to them talk about is…their hair.

They definitely have a lot to say about their hair.

Why?

Well, first of all, because they are young women. Looking nice is very important to young ladies and it takes up a lot of space in their brains.

Read my whole column at Taki’s.

 
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  1. My best guess as to what happened: the little girl hated her dreadlocks but felt pressured by her family to wear them. She cut them off herself but was to ashamed/scared to tell her parents so concocted the story of the horrible bullies who had cut them off.

    • Replies: @Cucksworth
    It’s worse. They coached her as part of a scheme to seek fame via social justice points.
  2. Hi Steve, you missed scrubbing the girl’s name from the quoted paragraphs at the end.

  3. Twelve most certainly would not be too young to bring in the Permanent Records of the falsely-accused boys, had that sweet innocent little girl’s false accusations not been proven false. She tried her very best to destroy their lives and only failed due to bad luck. She should get the same punishment that her victims would have gotten had the dice broken her way. Obviously that’s never going to happen. But until it does, you’re being far too generous and forgiving, Steve.

    • Agree: MikeatMikedotMike
    • Replies: @black sea
    With or without her name in the public sphere, she would have received absolutely no censure of any kind. As Steve points out, she is a 12 year old kid, and allowances must be made for that. But more to the point, she's a false victim of a false "hate attack," and those people slide off the radar screen rather quickly.

    When this story first broke, I saw it in, among other places, the Telegraph UK, and thought of the old saw about a lie making halfway around the world before the truth has put its boots on. But the follow-up stories were notably scarce, and the entire episode seemed to disappear from the MSM in a matter of days. Even the more woke members of the commentariat could see that this was a hoax, and drove to the memory hole as quickly and quietly as possible.

    We have lived through the very brief moment when this account of petty cruelty among 12-year-olds was born, lived, and died. It won't be remembered next month.

  4. All I gotta say is that millions of black women with chemically-straightened hair got a lot to answer for in the “cultural appropriation” dept.

    • Replies: @Elmer T. Jones
    Don't laugh. The proposed law could save the lives of white Rastafarians who took the wrong turn off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  5. re: hair, the reporter herself does not seem to be practicing what she’s preaching.

    Maybe it’s a case of the old female intrasexual-competition thing where women trick other women to make themselves less conventionally attractive.

    • Agree: Triumph104
    • Replies: @Rosie

    Maybe it’s a case of the old female intrasexual-competition thing where women trick other women to make themselves less conventionally attractive.
     
    Good grief, this is ridiculous. Are we not ever allowed to criticize beauty standards? The sistas have a very legitimate point about the hair thing, and I'm not saying that to "trick" them.
    , @Rouetheday
    Back in June NBC Nightly News had a report by Morgan Radford from the new African-American museum in D.C. Its director Lonnie Bunch was showing her the exhibits and she took particular delight in the one featuring hair care products. "You got an edge comb and a 'fro comb", she marvelled to Bunch. "Now you're speaking my language". Ms. Radford's hair is about as straight as Cher's.
    , @Ian Smith
    I wonder if this is related to the ‘body positivity’ movement and the trend of white women cutting their hair short and covering themselves with garish tattoos.
  6. Are we sure the 12 year old actually cooked up the story? Seems like the adults did. This Turner chick seems to be a horrible person.

    • Replies: @Hail

    Seems like the adults did
     
    The 'regime' really wants these stories, for its own reasons. The top echelon really wants them, but seldom (if ever) comes up with the stories directly and only occasionally is the top-echelon at the first line of propagation.

    The 'pipeline' is, rather, that either marginal figures (malcontents, attention-seekers, and/or mentally unstable individuals), or disgruntled outer-echelon figures (Jussie Smollett qualifies under the latter), supply the stories to meet the demand at the top; outer echelons of the 'regime' then propagate the stories first, which soon puts pressure on core regime media like the New York Times to follow suit (led often by True Believers who have never read the Boy Who Cries Wolf). The stories then saturate the news cycle and get tut-tutted about for days or weeks until they are disproven and quietly abandoned.

    So the 'regime' has a real quality-control problem. The upper echelons lack a strong quality control mechanism in the 'supply' they are receiving here. The stories they are supplied with range from weak at best, to obvious Hate Hoaxes, but are constantly bubbling up to the surface. I wonder how often this comes up in their internal discussions?

  7. @Thatgirl
    My best guess as to what happened: the little girl hated her dreadlocks but felt pressured by her family to wear them. She cut them off herself but was to ashamed/scared to tell her parents so concocted the story of the horrible bullies who had cut them off.

    It’s worse. They coached her as part of a scheme to seek fame via social justice points.

    • Replies: @anon
    is her first name Greta?
  8. @Nobody
    Twelve most certainly would not be too young to bring in the Permanent Records of the falsely-accused boys, had that sweet innocent little girl's false accusations not been proven false. She tried her very best to destroy their lives and only failed due to bad luck. She should get the same punishment that her victims would have gotten had the dice broken her way. Obviously that's never going to happen. But until it does, you're being far too generous and forgiving, Steve.

    With or without her name in the public sphere, she would have received absolutely no censure of any kind. As Steve points out, she is a 12 year old kid, and allowances must be made for that. But more to the point, she’s a false victim of a false “hate attack,” and those people slide off the radar screen rather quickly.

    When this story first broke, I saw it in, among other places, the Telegraph UK, and thought of the old saw about a lie making halfway around the world before the truth has put its boots on. But the follow-up stories were notably scarce, and the entire episode seemed to disappear from the MSM in a matter of days. Even the more woke members of the commentariat could see that this was a hoax, and drove to the memory hole as quickly and quietly as possible.

    We have lived through the very brief moment when this account of petty cruelty among 12-year-olds was born, lived, and died. It won’t be remembered next month.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Bad as this one was, far worse to my mind (and FAR more ominous, all things considered) was the story from Texas very early this year, where a black child was shot and killed in a car driven by her mother during an, um, pre-dawn "coffee run".

    If you will recall, both the girl's mother and her sister flat-out LIED to the police that the girl had been shot by a White man in a Pickup Truck of Hate. They saw him so clearly that they vividly described his Piercing BLUE EYES!!1!!1! The girl had been murdered in cold blood by a White Walker!

    Naturally the police, and the entire world, believed her story immediately. A nation-wide manhunt went into gear instantly, suspects were falsely fingered via Twitter, and even NASA was enlisted (not kidding) to scan from the skies for the Pickup Truck of Deadly Hate.

    This went on for days, until it turned out the shooter was,

    a) Surprise! A black guy! and
    b) personally known by the girl's mother.

    Story vanished from sight immediately, never to be heard from again.

    2024: Winter Is Coming.
    , @bomag

    It won’t be remembered next month.
     
    But the Narrative has been fed, and it is troubling that it is being reliably fed by false stories.
  9. @black sea
    With or without her name in the public sphere, she would have received absolutely no censure of any kind. As Steve points out, she is a 12 year old kid, and allowances must be made for that. But more to the point, she's a false victim of a false "hate attack," and those people slide off the radar screen rather quickly.

    When this story first broke, I saw it in, among other places, the Telegraph UK, and thought of the old saw about a lie making halfway around the world before the truth has put its boots on. But the follow-up stories were notably scarce, and the entire episode seemed to disappear from the MSM in a matter of days. Even the more woke members of the commentariat could see that this was a hoax, and drove to the memory hole as quickly and quietly as possible.

    We have lived through the very brief moment when this account of petty cruelty among 12-year-olds was born, lived, and died. It won't be remembered next month.

    Bad as this one was, far worse to my mind (and FAR more ominous, all things considered) was the story from Texas very early this year, where a black child was shot and killed in a car driven by her mother during an, um, pre-dawn “coffee run”.

    If you will recall, both the girl’s mother and her sister flat-out LIED to the police that the girl had been shot by a White man in a Pickup Truck of Hate. They saw him so clearly that they vividly described his Piercing BLUE EYES!!1!!1! The girl had been murdered in cold blood by a White Walker!

    Naturally the police, and the entire world, believed her story immediately. A nation-wide manhunt went into gear instantly, suspects were falsely fingered via Twitter, and even NASA was enlisted (not kidding) to scan from the skies for the Pickup Truck of Deadly Hate.

    This went on for days, until it turned out the shooter was,

    a) Surprise! A black guy! and
    b) personally known by the girl’s mother.

    Story vanished from sight immediately, never to be heard from again.

    2024: Winter Is Coming.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    2024: Winter Is Coming.
     
    Surprise! It's coming next year, if not before.
    , @black sea
    NASA is unlikely to be enlisted in the search for these malefactors:

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/03/kids-shatter-synagogue-window-in-rosh-hashanah-hate-crime/
  10. @anon
    re: hair, the reporter herself does not seem to be practicing what she's preaching.

    Maybe it's a case of the old female intrasexual-competition thing where women trick other women to make themselves less conventionally attractive.

    Maybe it’s a case of the old female intrasexual-competition thing where women trick other women to make themselves less conventionally attractive.

    Good grief, this is ridiculous. Are we not ever allowed to criticize beauty standards? The sistas have a very legitimate point about the hair thing, and I’m not saying that to “trick” them.

    • Replies: @Jesse
    Well, it might be a case of intrasexual competition, but it hardly seems unreasonable to protect black people who don't want to use industrial chemicals on their hairy, and/or sew or clip someone else's hair to their head.
  11. I knew this story was bullshit from the get go but our Jewish cultural marxist (anti-white) media ran with it.

  12. Is that Mikea’s natural hair?

    She appears to have appropriated white people hair — or maybe not:

    Black People, Please Stop Saying Straightening Our Hair Is Appropriation

    The more I write and speak on the topic, I realize that while many of us (myself included) can point out when our culture is being appropriated, we don’t have a complete grasp of the context in which appropriation can exist. We as black people may be guilty of appropriating aspects of other cultures, but straightening our hair or wearing weaves is not one of these instances.

    The difference between cultural exchange and appropriation is acknowledgment and inclusion. The difference between assimilation and appropriation is history and power.

    OT

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    The difference between cultural exchange and appropriation is acknowledgment and inclusion. The difference between assimilation and appropriation is history and power.
     
    For some reason, this gobbledy-gook reminds me of the infernal caterwauling of the evil white schoolchidrens in "The Birds" ... well Nature took her revenge upon them soon enough!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOGC3sNJJxs

    PS: Whoa, two hot babes. Damn, Tippi Hedren could she ever smoke a cig.

    PPS: Hot Aston too. Almost forgot.

    , @Pericles

    We as black people may be guilty of appropriating aspects of other cultures, but straightening our hair or wearing weaves is not one of these instances.

     

    Literally wearing the hair of other races.
  13. Re: black wahmuns and their extreme and un-natural tactical and technical approaches to hairology – what happened to this model?

    OT: the smug self-superiority of the opening wahmun of culler in the referenced video is off-putting and another small piece of evidence in the tendency of black men to seek out more subservient white chicks and the near non-existent coupling of white males to black females – too much attitude and drama in compensation of their natural un-desirabilty.

    • Replies: @Oleaginous Outrager
    What's "natural" about dreadlocks anyhoo? They originated in a zealous adherence of Jamaican cultists to a literal interpretation of Numbers 6:5, “‘During the entire period of their Nazirite vow, no razor may be used on their head. They must be holy until the period of their dedication to the Lord is over; they must let their hair grow long."

    It's has nothing to do with "African heritage", it's purely a New World invention.

  14. So are these frankly fascist hairlaws now going to be repealed and will law enforcement looking into this creation of a moral panic from bare threads?

    both of whom immediately tweeted about the attempted lynching of the TV star during the Polar Vortex.

    More like the asshole vortex.

    The “Crown Act,” as introduced in various jurisdictions, is designed to protect “natural hair,” or dreadlocks, from discrimination. Advocates sometimes call the hairstyle a “crown.”

    Because “dreadlocks” are like spotted owls and need protection.

    Well, 400 years of slavery and having to show up at the massa hair remover’s office every week would break the mind of anyone. 1619! 1619!!!

    One of the funnier hallucinations is that white people older than first graders go around demanding to touch the hair of blacks, and that the victims are traumatized for life by it. Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father seems to have seeded this trope with his claim that “a redheaded girl asked to touch my hair.”

    This is practically a Close Encounter of the Fourth Kind and no laughing matter. I don’t know whether there was Hair Touching in the Barney & betty Hill UFO Abduction case but I wouldn’t be surprised.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    1619!!
    1619!!
    The real bad guy here is Second False Dmitri!
  15. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Bad as this one was, far worse to my mind (and FAR more ominous, all things considered) was the story from Texas very early this year, where a black child was shot and killed in a car driven by her mother during an, um, pre-dawn "coffee run".

    If you will recall, both the girl's mother and her sister flat-out LIED to the police that the girl had been shot by a White man in a Pickup Truck of Hate. They saw him so clearly that they vividly described his Piercing BLUE EYES!!1!!1! The girl had been murdered in cold blood by a White Walker!

    Naturally the police, and the entire world, believed her story immediately. A nation-wide manhunt went into gear instantly, suspects were falsely fingered via Twitter, and even NASA was enlisted (not kidding) to scan from the skies for the Pickup Truck of Deadly Hate.

    This went on for days, until it turned out the shooter was,

    a) Surprise! A black guy! and
    b) personally known by the girl's mother.

    Story vanished from sight immediately, never to be heard from again.

    2024: Winter Is Coming.

    2024: Winter Is Coming.

    Surprise! It’s coming next year, if not before.

    • Agree: MBlanc46
    • Replies: @Stebbing Heuer
    It's already here.
  16. Anon[276] • Disclaimer says:

    There was at least one GoFundMe that was in the five figures when I looked at it. What happened to that money, I wonder? The whole GoFundMe system is mysterious to me, who’s allowed to set up a campaign, what kind of verification, if any, is done, who gets the money, tax documents, etc.

    By the way, the Daily Caller had a link to a story about Jussie Smollett’s fake anthrax ransom note: Did the feds just let that go?

    • Replies: @Pericles

    The whole GoFundMe system is mysterious to me, who’s allowed to set up a campaign, what kind of verification, if any, is done, who gets the money, tax documents, etc.

     

    A great scheme for funnelling respectable amounts of sweet anonymous cash to leftist causes.

    By the way, the Daily Caller had a link to a story about Jussie Smollett’s fake anthrax ransom note: Did the feds just let that go?

     

    HASN'T JUSSIE SUFFERED ENOUGH??
    , @Barnard
    Go Fund me changed their fee structure a couple of years ago. They take 2.9% for processing and 30 cents for each donation. While Go Fund Me has the right to pull a campaign at any time, I haven't seen any serious safeguards to protect donors against potential fraud.

    Anyone can setup a campaign. They have a section labeled "newlyweds" for couples to beg for money for their wedding, honeymoon or down payment for a new home. Based on a quick browse of that page, a few have a sob story, but most just say, "we would rather have money instead of gifts." In addition to these, there are many other campaigns that would mortify our hate filled bigoted ancestors for the sheer nerve takes to make the request. The success people have begging for money to support for profit businesses is baffling.

    If you would like to support the first 100% black owned vegan restaurant in Minneapolis you can find that there too. The current fundraising total is at $25,790. Poor Sarah and Dan, the original investors, were not prepared to deal with anti-blackness when it became visible and ended their relationship with the restaurant. In another campaign that may be of interest to readers here, Sesi, the first magazine for black teen girls needs to raise $15,000 to continue operations. The picture they include is from their 4th annual natural hair issue.



    https://www.gofundme.com/f/helptriothrive

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-sesi-magazine
  17. @eah
    Is that Mikea’s natural hair?

    She appears to have appropriated white people hair -- or maybe not:

    Black People, Please Stop Saying Straightening Our Hair Is Appropriation

    The more I write and speak on the topic, I realize that while many of us (myself included) can point out when our culture is being appropriated, we don’t have a complete grasp of the context in which appropriation can exist. We as black people may be guilty of appropriating aspects of other cultures, but straightening our hair or wearing weaves is not one of these instances.

    The difference between cultural exchange and appropriation is acknowledgment and inclusion. The difference between assimilation and appropriation is history and power.
     
    OT
    https://twitter.com/jollyheretic/status/1179426624221143040

    The difference between cultural exchange and appropriation is acknowledgment and inclusion. The difference between assimilation and appropriation is history and power.

    For some reason, this gobbledy-gook reminds me of the infernal caterwauling of the evil white schoolchidrens in “The Birds” … well Nature took her revenge upon them soon enough!

    PS: Whoa, two hot babes. Damn, Tippi Hedren could she ever smoke a cig.

    PPS: Hot Aston too. Almost forgot.

  18. @anon
    re: hair, the reporter herself does not seem to be practicing what she's preaching.

    Maybe it's a case of the old female intrasexual-competition thing where women trick other women to make themselves less conventionally attractive.

    Back in June NBC Nightly News had a report by Morgan Radford from the new African-American museum in D.C. Its director Lonnie Bunch was showing her the exhibits and she took particular delight in the one featuring hair care products. “You got an edge comb and a ‘fro comb”, she marvelled to Bunch. “Now you’re speaking my language”. Ms. Radford’s hair is about as straight as Cher’s.

  19. In other news: Vaping is Dangerous

    — brought to you by the Tobacco industry

  20. Certainly in the UK, World Afro Day (how could you miss that, Steve), complete with its 7 year old ‘hair influencers’, was sponsored by a retail chemist/drugstore.

    Gemma Mason, Superdrug Head of Customer Experience and PR, “We’re delighted to be the official supporter of World Afro Day 2019 as we are passionate about championing beauty for all, no matter skin tone, hair type and gender. World Afro Day is a fantastic initiative that aligns with our #ShadesOfBeauty campaign which celebrates everyone of colour and ensures we are servicing their beauty needs. Since launching the campaign in 2016, we’ve increased our product offering and launched the Kinks, Curls and Coils microsite to help you find the best products for your hair type”

    I commented on it here.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/politico-biden-is-racist-for-remembering-nyts-hart-risley-millions-of-words-mania-of-7-years-ago/#comment-3447299

  21. Black women’s hair is awful and awful for them to deal with. Black women are in an overt and covert (unconscious) rage about this. They are so envious of NE Asians and white women with their straight hair.
    I see no end to WW Hair which (obviously) is a war run by those non-babes with black kinky hair that needs hours and mega dollars to manipulate properly. Or to at least try to but mostly ends up in farce.

    Astoundingly enough Michelle Obama has very nice straightened hair these days and should be the voice of reason for the loony younger ones.

    • Replies: @Anon
    Someone who spends hundreds of dollars on a weave doesn't care about straightened hair. Plain old straightened hair is much cheaper to achieve.
  22. @eah
    Is that Mikea’s natural hair?

    She appears to have appropriated white people hair -- or maybe not:

    Black People, Please Stop Saying Straightening Our Hair Is Appropriation

    The more I write and speak on the topic, I realize that while many of us (myself included) can point out when our culture is being appropriated, we don’t have a complete grasp of the context in which appropriation can exist. We as black people may be guilty of appropriating aspects of other cultures, but straightening our hair or wearing weaves is not one of these instances.

    The difference between cultural exchange and appropriation is acknowledgment and inclusion. The difference between assimilation and appropriation is history and power.
     
    OT
    https://twitter.com/jollyheretic/status/1179426624221143040

    We as black people may be guilty of appropriating aspects of other cultures, but straightening our hair or wearing weaves is not one of these instances.

    Literally wearing the hair of other races.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  23. @Rosie

    Maybe it’s a case of the old female intrasexual-competition thing where women trick other women to make themselves less conventionally attractive.
     
    Good grief, this is ridiculous. Are we not ever allowed to criticize beauty standards? The sistas have a very legitimate point about the hair thing, and I'm not saying that to "trick" them.

    Well, it might be a case of intrasexual competition, but it hardly seems unreasonable to protect black people who don’t want to use industrial chemicals on their hairy, and/or sew or clip someone else’s hair to their head.

    • Agree: Triumph104
    • Replies: @Oleaginous Outrager
    "Protect them" from what? Being coerced into participating in hate hoaxes?
  24. @Anon
    There was at least one GoFundMe that was in the five figures when I looked at it. What happened to that money, I wonder? The whole GoFundMe system is mysterious to me, who’s allowed to set up a campaign, what kind of verification, if any, is done, who gets the money, tax documents, etc.

    By the way, the Daily Caller had a link to a story about Jussie Smollett’s fake anthrax ransom note: Did the feds just let that go?

    The whole GoFundMe system is mysterious to me, who’s allowed to set up a campaign, what kind of verification, if any, is done, who gets the money, tax documents, etc.

    A great scheme for funnelling respectable amounts of sweet anonymous cash to leftist causes.

    By the way, the Daily Caller had a link to a story about Jussie Smollett’s fake anthrax ransom note: Did the feds just let that go?

    HASN’T JUSSIE SUFFERED ENOUGH??

  25. @Johnny789
    Are we sure the 12 year old actually cooked up the story? Seems like the adults did. This Turner chick seems to be a horrible person.

    Seems like the adults did

    The ‘regime’ really wants these stories, for its own reasons. The top echelon really wants them, but seldom (if ever) comes up with the stories directly and only occasionally is the top-echelon at the first line of propagation.

    The ‘pipeline’ is, rather, that either marginal figures (malcontents, attention-seekers, and/or mentally unstable individuals), or disgruntled outer-echelon figures (Jussie Smollett qualifies under the latter), supply the stories to meet the demand at the top; outer echelons of the ‘regime’ then propagate the stories first, which soon puts pressure on core regime media like the New York Times to follow suit (led often by True Believers who have never read the Boy Who Cries Wolf). The stories then saturate the news cycle and get tut-tutted about for days or weeks until they are disproven and quietly abandoned.

    So the ‘regime’ has a real quality-control problem. The upper echelons lack a strong quality control mechanism in the ‘supply’ they are receiving here. The stories they are supplied with range from weak at best, to obvious Hate Hoaxes, but are constantly bubbling up to the surface. I wonder how often this comes up in their internal discussions?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Not much. If you express skepticism you are not a True Believer. From their POV, most accusations of hate crimes are true and the rare cases where they turn out not to be true don't change the underlying Truth that we live in a society where black are constantly being threatened in ways large and small. Hate Hoaxes are just not a Thing in their world.

    No it may seem nuts to you that the MSM can't seem to detect this obvious pattern, but ideological blinders are a real thing. Chatting in the newsroom about Hate Hoaxes would make you a Bad Person, the kind of person who might be an art teacher in a Christian school.
  26. @Mr McKenna

    2024: Winter Is Coming.
     
    Surprise! It's coming next year, if not before.

    It’s already here.

  27. When this story broke, I happened to see the report on NBC Evening News. When interviewed on camera, the 12-year-old victim referred to herself as being “traumatized”. I was startled at the maturity of her vocabulary. When I was 12, I don’t think the verb “traumatize” was part of my vocabulary, much less my active vocabulary. How did Miss A acquire such an extensive vocabulary? From her classmates? From the adults she spends time with? An impressive learning achievement. (She probably knows what a “regatta” is, too.)

    • LOL: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @njguy73
    I wouldn't bet a dime that she does, in fact, know what a regatta is. But I'd bet my week's wages that she has no clue as to what chitterlings are.
    , @JerseyJeffersonian
    The word "traumatize" is common in leftist/grievance culture, so I rather suspect she had been exposed to that word and its usage sufficiently to have it fall trippingly from her lips. The lack of conscience about what she had just done through her lying and bloodless scapegoating of her classmates (who were only YTs after all...) comports well with the indoctrination that she had no doubt received at her parents' and/or grandmother's knee. Fruit of the poisoned tree, unsurprisingly, is poison.
    , @Alden
    Trauma is a very commonly used word now days. Some of my grandchildren and their friends used it as young as 8. About rescue dogs and cats attacked by raccoons though, not humans.

    Poor kid, those dreads were awful. Most black women take great pride in their daughters carefully done braids and pig tails.
  28. If you want a vision of the future, imagine a woman talking about her hair, forever.

  29. @Jesse
    Well, it might be a case of intrasexual competition, but it hardly seems unreasonable to protect black people who don't want to use industrial chemicals on their hairy, and/or sew or clip someone else's hair to their head.

    “Protect them” from what? Being coerced into participating in hate hoaxes?

    • Replies: @Rosie

    “Protect them” from what? Being coerced into participating in hate hoaxes?
     
    I assume he's talking about employment discrimination. Granted, these things are always difficult to prove, but an employee really shouldn't be able to demand that black people have hair that looks like White people's hair. That is a tremendous aggravation and burden on them.

    And to be honest, this is a problem for wavy-haired White women, too, though not nearly to the same degree. It takes us hours to achieve the straight, smooth, polished look prized in professional settings, and the heat from constant blow-drying and flat-ironing damages the hair, making it progressively more unmanageable.
  30. @Laurence Whelk
    Re: black wahmuns and their extreme and un-natural tactical and technical approaches to hairology - what happened to this model?

    https://youtu.be/lvw_PUbt1Fc

    OT: the smug self-superiority of the opening wahmun of culler in the referenced video is off-putting and another small piece of evidence in the tendency of black men to seek out more subservient white chicks and the near non-existent coupling of white males to black females - too much attitude and drama in compensation of their natural un-desirabilty.

    What’s “natural” about dreadlocks anyhoo? They originated in a zealous adherence of Jamaican cultists to a literal interpretation of Numbers 6:5, “‘During the entire period of their Nazirite vow, no razor may be used on their head. They must be holy until the period of their dedication to the Lord is over; they must let their hair grow long.”

    It’s has nothing to do with “African heritage”, it’s purely a New World invention.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    "Natural" doesn't really mean naturally occurring, any more than there is such a thing as "natural shampoo" - there are no shampoo bushes. "Natural" means "good" in contemporary parlance so if you label something as "natural" you are just saying that it's good. It's the opposite of "artificial" which means "bad".
    , @Laurence Whelk
    I was mostly referring to the natural Afros in the opening of the show. Didn’t you watch the whole thing right away?! This is essential cultural stuff - black wahmun hair is IMPORTANT!!!
    , @Spangel
    In truth it’s not even a black thing. All sorts of cultures including Asians and caucasians have come up with dreadlocks for themselves and used them in various cultural contexts.

    It’s one of the more pathetic aspects of black zealotry over “black” hairstyles. Black women are obsessed with their hair and take much pride in the hairstyles they come up with. They rage against so-called cultural appropriations of their great hair inventions.

    But reality is that they are just twisting hair strands around one and other. There isn’t a culture in the world who hasn’t conceived of braids. That would be like a culture who hasn’t thought of cutting nails. These are basic human grooming instincts, not actual innovations. Black women have to act as though braiding hair is a great feat of genius or unique cultural treasure because collectively there is almost nothing else they’ve proactively accomplished without the aid and encouragement of other groups.
  31. All these black women talking about their har have been triggered by this black woman in Florida, who looks like a cheerful and happy person. And has hair that weighs 42 pounds.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3505946/Woman-world-s-longest-dreadlocks-finds-love-hairdresser.html

  32. “I’m not going to use the little girl’s first name. This story suggests she was under a certain amount of pressure from adults around her. Twelve is too young for the Permanent Record.”

    Sounds a lot like Greta’s situation (perhaps A Allen will speak at the UN next week?), but it’s needless virtue signaling. This 12 year old already hates you, and will grow up seeking your extinction.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Greta's nearly an adult (she's made up to look much younger) and was chosen, groomed, scripted, and choreographed by a PR firm. This is just a girl.
  33. @anon
    re: hair, the reporter herself does not seem to be practicing what she's preaching.

    Maybe it's a case of the old female intrasexual-competition thing where women trick other women to make themselves less conventionally attractive.

    I wonder if this is related to the ‘body positivity’ movement and the trend of white women cutting their hair short and covering themselves with garish tattoos.

  34. @Oleaginous Outrager
    "Protect them" from what? Being coerced into participating in hate hoaxes?

    “Protect them” from what? Being coerced into participating in hate hoaxes?

    I assume he’s talking about employment discrimination. Granted, these things are always difficult to prove, but an employee really shouldn’t be able to demand that black people have hair that looks like White people’s hair. That is a tremendous aggravation and burden on them.

    And to be honest, this is a problem for wavy-haired White women, too, though not nearly to the same degree. It takes us hours to achieve the straight, smooth, polished look prized in professional settings, and the heat from constant blow-drying and flat-ironing damages the hair, making it progressively more unmanageable.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Cue sound of world's smallest violin playing.
    , @bomag

    I assume he’s talking about employment discrimination
     
    I thought he was talking about women setting beauty standards that are hard for some other women to attain.

    an employe(r) really shouldn’t be able to demand that black people have hair that looks like White people’s hair
     
    I'm going with the assumption that every person has a reasonably attainable hair style that is appropriate for employment. The problem sets in when people show up with purple mohawks and such, claiming those are their "natural" hair style, and to suggest otherwise is grounds for a huge payday.
    , @Spangel
    Has a waivy haired woman ever been fired, not promoted because of her hair or required to straighten her hair?

    As for black hairstyles, I have no idea why any office would care to put dress code rules around this, but from what I have seen, dress codes seem to target only a few black hairstyles like dreadlocks. I’ve never heard of a dress code that banned braids or naturally grown fros. Despite the language that blacks use around it, dreadlocks aren’t exactly natural. One has to spend a lot of time dreading hair in order to achieve that effect.
    , @Mr McKenna
    https://i.imgflip.com/3cbszs.jpg
    , @Alden
    Never heard a word about straight hair being a requirement for White women in the workplace

    Old enough to remember the early 80’s? All those wild below shoulder length frizzy permed Julia Roberts styles so many ill advised White women wore in every workplace including the most formal of workplaces, courtrooms
    , @Autochthon
    You posit a false dichotomy. Negroes can have natural hair without resorting to so-called "dreadlocks," "cornrows," or even gigantic, goofy "afros." Indeed, many (most?) quite commonly did (and, ironically, most still do in Africa!). To wit:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-44hqmBUfCNQ/UgkXWBKZqhI/AAAAAAAAbDw/jUn3OgDU84E/s1600/young+bill+cosby+suit.jpg

    https://www.short-haircut.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Inspiring-Natural-Hairstyles-for-Short-Hair1.jpg

    One may argue this limits Negroes' options, but the truth is professional haircuts, of the sort expected in politicians, military officers, accountants, physicians, lawyers, and other persons wishing to be taken seriously, are and have always been quite uniform, especially among men. Johnny Carson Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Ronald Reagan, Michael McDonald, Tucker Carlson, Joe Biden – they all have (had) essentially the same haircut: short, parted on one side. This kind of conformity has ling been the price of adult jobs (and other serious contexts) with expectations from the public of a certain decorum. You want crazy hair? Become a bartender at a hipster dive (the W still ain't hiring you!); you want to make boatloads of money: cut your hair and get a degree in finance.

    Richard Branson gets to have long hair and eschew suits because he's Richard Branson – one must earn the dispensation. You want to prance around shirtless in bicycle shorts, a kilt, or a catcher's pads like Axl Rose but not be ridiculed or fired? Sell millions of records, earning f**k-you money, and you, too, can be your own boss. Want to grow a bushy beard and long hair, then wear aviator sunglasses all the time? Write "Footloose," "Danny's Song," "This Is It," and "I'm Alright" then get back to us.

    You want a salary from The Man? Do what he tells you to like all the rest of us.
  35. Twelve is too young for the Permanent Record.

    Wanna bet. Tell your twelve year old to tweet a racist, secist, homophobic, or anti-semitic comment and see what college accepts him or her when he or she applies 6 or 7 years later.

    BTW, a conflict of interest on the side of all things compassion: Can you imagine that?

  36. Black folks often use the “crabs in a barrel” metaphor in reference to black folks keeping other black folks down. Until recently white folks were able to stay away from and out of the black folks’ barrel. Unfortunately it seems that we are nearing the barrel if not already in it. Once fully in, we ain’t getting out.

    As a side note, I go crabbing on the Eastern Shore with my brother in law every time we go visit. I have seen crabs escape the barrel but it’s done violently and usually results in the death of the crabs trying to pull the escaping crab back down and the eventual death of the crab that escapes.

  37. @Hail

    Seems like the adults did
     
    The 'regime' really wants these stories, for its own reasons. The top echelon really wants them, but seldom (if ever) comes up with the stories directly and only occasionally is the top-echelon at the first line of propagation.

    The 'pipeline' is, rather, that either marginal figures (malcontents, attention-seekers, and/or mentally unstable individuals), or disgruntled outer-echelon figures (Jussie Smollett qualifies under the latter), supply the stories to meet the demand at the top; outer echelons of the 'regime' then propagate the stories first, which soon puts pressure on core regime media like the New York Times to follow suit (led often by True Believers who have never read the Boy Who Cries Wolf). The stories then saturate the news cycle and get tut-tutted about for days or weeks until they are disproven and quietly abandoned.

    So the 'regime' has a real quality-control problem. The upper echelons lack a strong quality control mechanism in the 'supply' they are receiving here. The stories they are supplied with range from weak at best, to obvious Hate Hoaxes, but are constantly bubbling up to the surface. I wonder how often this comes up in their internal discussions?

    Not much. If you express skepticism you are not a True Believer. From their POV, most accusations of hate crimes are true and the rare cases where they turn out not to be true don’t change the underlying Truth that we live in a society where black are constantly being threatened in ways large and small. Hate Hoaxes are just not a Thing in their world.

    No it may seem nuts to you that the MSM can’t seem to detect this obvious pattern, but ideological blinders are a real thing. Chatting in the newsroom about Hate Hoaxes would make you a Bad Person, the kind of person who might be an art teacher in a Christian school.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Peterike
    “ideological blinders are a real thing”

    Do tell.
  38. @black sea
    With or without her name in the public sphere, she would have received absolutely no censure of any kind. As Steve points out, she is a 12 year old kid, and allowances must be made for that. But more to the point, she's a false victim of a false "hate attack," and those people slide off the radar screen rather quickly.

    When this story first broke, I saw it in, among other places, the Telegraph UK, and thought of the old saw about a lie making halfway around the world before the truth has put its boots on. But the follow-up stories were notably scarce, and the entire episode seemed to disappear from the MSM in a matter of days. Even the more woke members of the commentariat could see that this was a hoax, and drove to the memory hole as quickly and quietly as possible.

    We have lived through the very brief moment when this account of petty cruelty among 12-year-olds was born, lived, and died. It won't be remembered next month.

    It won’t be remembered next month.

    But the Narrative has been fed, and it is troubling that it is being reliably fed by false stories.

  39. Regarding the evolutionary hypothesis in your article as to females naturally growing longer hair than males, I believe that long hair evolved for the same reason that human females have protruding breasts, and that is to give the infant something to hang onto. Chimps and gorillas have significant body hair for that purpose, which is why they don’t have protruding breasts or lengthy hair on their head. As for why men can also grow their hair long, well, sometimes characteristics that evolve to benefit one sex will as a matter of fact carry over to the other sex as well. Kind of like how blond hair evolved to give some females a competitive advantage over others. Obviously plenty of men have blond hair too, but they don’t get the same advantage that women get.

    • Replies: @Spangel
    If this were the case, why don’t africans have long hair? They too have newborns. And why do men have beards but not women? Wouldn’t that help an infant hold on even better since it always stays in front?

    Long hair does keep your head warm. Maybe it’s something some races evolved when venturing into cold areas and then kept it even when their descendants migrated back south in some cases?

    Not sure if women have more hair or denser hair but they seem to retain body heat more poorly so maybe big hair helps them compensate and it somehow became a desired sexual trait in tandem with it conferring a survival advantage.
  40. @Oleaginous Outrager
    What's "natural" about dreadlocks anyhoo? They originated in a zealous adherence of Jamaican cultists to a literal interpretation of Numbers 6:5, “‘During the entire period of their Nazirite vow, no razor may be used on their head. They must be holy until the period of their dedication to the Lord is over; they must let their hair grow long."

    It's has nothing to do with "African heritage", it's purely a New World invention.

    “Natural” doesn’t really mean naturally occurring, any more than there is such a thing as “natural shampoo” – there are no shampoo bushes. “Natural” means “good” in contemporary parlance so if you label something as “natural” you are just saying that it’s good. It’s the opposite of “artificial” which means “bad”.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan


    ... there are no shampoo bushes.
     
    The ground-up seeds of the acacia concinna plant, aka soap-nut powder, was customarily used as shampoo in the Indian subcontinent and apparently, is still the norm for the rural population. Modern shampoo formulations have made considerable inroads in the last few decades, though.
    , @Pheasant
    Goodness.

    There are many plants that can be used as shampoo ffs. Same with soap.
  41. @Rosie

    “Protect them” from what? Being coerced into participating in hate hoaxes?
     
    I assume he's talking about employment discrimination. Granted, these things are always difficult to prove, but an employee really shouldn't be able to demand that black people have hair that looks like White people's hair. That is a tremendous aggravation and burden on them.

    And to be honest, this is a problem for wavy-haired White women, too, though not nearly to the same degree. It takes us hours to achieve the straight, smooth, polished look prized in professional settings, and the heat from constant blow-drying and flat-ironing damages the hair, making it progressively more unmanageable.

    Cue sound of world’s smallest violin playing.

    • Replies: @Jesse
    Gee, why don't white women support this end of the political spectrum?
  42. @Rosie

    “Protect them” from what? Being coerced into participating in hate hoaxes?
     
    I assume he's talking about employment discrimination. Granted, these things are always difficult to prove, but an employee really shouldn't be able to demand that black people have hair that looks like White people's hair. That is a tremendous aggravation and burden on them.

    And to be honest, this is a problem for wavy-haired White women, too, though not nearly to the same degree. It takes us hours to achieve the straight, smooth, polished look prized in professional settings, and the heat from constant blow-drying and flat-ironing damages the hair, making it progressively more unmanageable.

    I assume he’s talking about employment discrimination

    I thought he was talking about women setting beauty standards that are hard for some other women to attain.

    an employe(r) really shouldn’t be able to demand that black people have hair that looks like White people’s hair

    I’m going with the assumption that every person has a reasonably attainable hair style that is appropriate for employment. The problem sets in when people show up with purple mohawks and such, claiming those are their “natural” hair style, and to suggest otherwise is grounds for a huge payday.

  43. “OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder in 2014…wrote that user data showed that most men on the site rated black women as less attractive than women of other races and ethnicities.”

    Or in other words, those men rated black women as the least attractive of all women.

  44. @Oleaginous Outrager
    What's "natural" about dreadlocks anyhoo? They originated in a zealous adherence of Jamaican cultists to a literal interpretation of Numbers 6:5, “‘During the entire period of their Nazirite vow, no razor may be used on their head. They must be holy until the period of their dedication to the Lord is over; they must let their hair grow long."

    It's has nothing to do with "African heritage", it's purely a New World invention.

    I was mostly referring to the natural Afros in the opening of the show. Didn’t you watch the whole thing right away?! This is essential cultural stuff – black wahmun hair is IMPORTANT!!!

  45. @Jack D
    "Natural" doesn't really mean naturally occurring, any more than there is such a thing as "natural shampoo" - there are no shampoo bushes. "Natural" means "good" in contemporary parlance so if you label something as "natural" you are just saying that it's good. It's the opposite of "artificial" which means "bad".

    … there are no shampoo bushes.

    The ground-up seeds of the acacia concinna plant, aka soap-nut powder, was customarily used as shampoo in the Indian subcontinent and apparently, is still the norm for the rural population. Modern shampoo formulations have made considerable inroads in the last few decades, though.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Right, but when you go to the drugstore and pick up any of the 20 different kinds of "natural shampoo" that they are selling, none of them are a jar of soap nut powder.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    used as shampoo in the Indian subcontinent
     
    Look up the etymology of shampoo: चाँपो
  46. Faking news of a crime to sell your product line is a new scam. Whatever will those sociopathic blacks think up next? There have been many blacks that have used hate hoaxes to go on speaking tours later to con money from gullible whites and their dimwitted foundations.

  47. @Clyde
    Black women's hair is awful and awful for them to deal with. Black women are in an overt and covert (unconscious) rage about this. They are so envious of NE Asians and white women with their straight hair.
    I see no end to WW Hair which (obviously) is a war run by those non-babes with black kinky hair that needs hours and mega dollars to manipulate properly. Or to at least try to but mostly ends up in farce.

    Astoundingly enough Michelle Obama has very nice straightened hair these days and should be the voice of reason for the loony younger ones.

    Someone who spends hundreds of dollars on a weave doesn’t care about straightened hair. Plain old straightened hair is much cheaper to achieve.

  48. @Anon
    There was at least one GoFundMe that was in the five figures when I looked at it. What happened to that money, I wonder? The whole GoFundMe system is mysterious to me, who’s allowed to set up a campaign, what kind of verification, if any, is done, who gets the money, tax documents, etc.

    By the way, the Daily Caller had a link to a story about Jussie Smollett’s fake anthrax ransom note: Did the feds just let that go?

    Go Fund me changed their fee structure a couple of years ago. They take 2.9% for processing and 30 cents for each donation. While Go Fund Me has the right to pull a campaign at any time, I haven’t seen any serious safeguards to protect donors against potential fraud.

    Anyone can setup a campaign. They have a section labeled “newlyweds” for couples to beg for money for their wedding, honeymoon or down payment for a new home. Based on a quick browse of that page, a few have a sob story, but most just say, “we would rather have money instead of gifts.” In addition to these, there are many other campaigns that would mortify our hate filled bigoted ancestors for the sheer nerve takes to make the request. The success people have begging for money to support for profit businesses is baffling.

    If you would like to support the first 100% black owned vegan restaurant in Minneapolis you can find that there too. The current fundraising total is at $25,790. Poor Sarah and Dan, the original investors, were not prepared to deal with anti-blackness when it became visible and ended their relationship with the restaurant. In another campaign that may be of interest to readers here, Sesi, the first magazine for black teen girls needs to raise $15,000 to continue operations. The picture they include is from their 4th annual natural hair issue.

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/helptriothrive

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-sesi-magazine

  49. @Rosie

    “Protect them” from what? Being coerced into participating in hate hoaxes?
     
    I assume he's talking about employment discrimination. Granted, these things are always difficult to prove, but an employee really shouldn't be able to demand that black people have hair that looks like White people's hair. That is a tremendous aggravation and burden on them.

    And to be honest, this is a problem for wavy-haired White women, too, though not nearly to the same degree. It takes us hours to achieve the straight, smooth, polished look prized in professional settings, and the heat from constant blow-drying and flat-ironing damages the hair, making it progressively more unmanageable.

    Has a waivy haired woman ever been fired, not promoted because of her hair or required to straighten her hair?

    As for black hairstyles, I have no idea why any office would care to put dress code rules around this, but from what I have seen, dress codes seem to target only a few black hairstyles like dreadlocks. I’ve never heard of a dress code that banned braids or naturally grown fros. Despite the language that blacks use around it, dreadlocks aren’t exactly natural. One has to spend a lot of time dreading hair in order to achieve that effect.

  50. @PiltdownMan


    ... there are no shampoo bushes.
     
    The ground-up seeds of the acacia concinna plant, aka soap-nut powder, was customarily used as shampoo in the Indian subcontinent and apparently, is still the norm for the rural population. Modern shampoo formulations have made considerable inroads in the last few decades, though.

    Right, but when you go to the drugstore and pick up any of the 20 different kinds of “natural shampoo” that they are selling, none of them are a jar of soap nut powder.

  51. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Bad as this one was, far worse to my mind (and FAR more ominous, all things considered) was the story from Texas very early this year, where a black child was shot and killed in a car driven by her mother during an, um, pre-dawn "coffee run".

    If you will recall, both the girl's mother and her sister flat-out LIED to the police that the girl had been shot by a White man in a Pickup Truck of Hate. They saw him so clearly that they vividly described his Piercing BLUE EYES!!1!!1! The girl had been murdered in cold blood by a White Walker!

    Naturally the police, and the entire world, believed her story immediately. A nation-wide manhunt went into gear instantly, suspects were falsely fingered via Twitter, and even NASA was enlisted (not kidding) to scan from the skies for the Pickup Truck of Deadly Hate.

    This went on for days, until it turned out the shooter was,

    a) Surprise! A black guy! and
    b) personally known by the girl's mother.

    Story vanished from sight immediately, never to be heard from again.

    2024: Winter Is Coming.

    NASA is unlikely to be enlisted in the search for these malefactors:

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/03/kids-shatter-synagogue-window-in-rosh-hashanah-hate-crime/

  52. @Jack D
    Cue sound of world's smallest violin playing.

    Gee, why don’t white women support this end of the political spectrum?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    You're right - if white men care more about white women's hair care, white women would care more about them. This is how it used to be in the good old days but white men have drifted away from being concerned with woman's hair care and now we see the results.
    , @Jim Christian
    White women have their own problems, "Can I Speak To The Manager?" It's the hair. Great take!
    https://66.media.tumblr.com/6427bb492b7a7b2de1bc64e6c8c6b1e8/tumblr_nfkv1yy1Tw1u42p4wo1_540.png


    https://yourfriendshouse.com/opinion/the-can-i-speak-to-the-manager-haircut-is-a-very-real-phenomenon/
  53. A Catholic schoolgirl accuses three white boys of mutilating her dreads; politicians chime in, like Rashida Tlaib, honorary Palestinian PoC, saying “You are beautiful. … You are courageous & strong. You are loved. You see … you may not feel it now, but you have a power that threatens their core. I can’t wait to watch you use it and thrive. Stay strong.”

    After the girl recanted, we heard nothing from Rashida, and we didn’t hear anything from anyone telling the accused boys to stay strong. In fact, Rashida thinks that white people are inherently racist.

    “Analysts need to be African-Americans, not people that are not,” Tlaib reportedly told Detriot police chief James Craig during a tour of the Real Time Crime Center, the city’s 24-hour threat-gathering hub where facial recognization is used to identify suspects. “I think non-African-Americans think African-Americans all look the same!” the freshman congresswoman added

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/02/rashida-tlaib-detroit-police-must-only-hire-black-facial-recognition-analysts/

    Detroit’s black police chief, who is trying to hold together a 90% black city with 260 homicides last year, is willing to use whatever tools are available. He thinks its racist to say that only black analysts should be allowed to work in Detroit.

  54. @Oleaginous Outrager
    What's "natural" about dreadlocks anyhoo? They originated in a zealous adherence of Jamaican cultists to a literal interpretation of Numbers 6:5, “‘During the entire period of their Nazirite vow, no razor may be used on their head. They must be holy until the period of their dedication to the Lord is over; they must let their hair grow long."

    It's has nothing to do with "African heritage", it's purely a New World invention.

    In truth it’s not even a black thing. All sorts of cultures including Asians and caucasians have come up with dreadlocks for themselves and used them in various cultural contexts.

    It’s one of the more pathetic aspects of black zealotry over “black” hairstyles. Black women are obsessed with their hair and take much pride in the hairstyles they come up with. They rage against so-called cultural appropriations of their great hair inventions.

    But reality is that they are just twisting hair strands around one and other. There isn’t a culture in the world who hasn’t conceived of braids. That would be like a culture who hasn’t thought of cutting nails. These are basic human grooming instincts, not actual innovations. Black women have to act as though braiding hair is a great feat of genius or unique cultural treasure because collectively there is almost nothing else they’ve proactively accomplished without the aid and encouragement of other groups.

    • Replies: @Alden
    Always wondered if they braided their hair back in Africa or just let it alone. That’s a big deal in black history month. Blacks invented braids!!!!

    Which they didn’t.
  55. @Cucksworth
    It’s worse. They coached her as part of a scheme to seek fame via social justice points.

    is her first name Greta?

  56. @HammerJack
    All I gotta say is that millions of black women with chemically-straightened hair got a lot to answer for in the "cultural appropriation" dept.

    Don’t laugh. The proposed law could save the lives of white Rastafarians who took the wrong turn off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

  57. Because we accepted Michael Chertoff’s body scanner scam, we now graduate to increasingly petty and silly imitations, until we have to buy individual lungfuls of air from some South Asian whose third cousin is the Secretary of the Interior.

  58. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    When this story broke, I happened to see the report on NBC Evening News. When interviewed on camera, the 12-year-old victim referred to herself as being "traumatized". I was startled at the maturity of her vocabulary. When I was 12, I don't think the verb "traumatize" was part of my vocabulary, much less my active vocabulary. How did Miss A acquire such an extensive vocabulary? From her classmates? From the adults she spends time with? An impressive learning achievement. (She probably knows what a "regatta" is, too.)

    I wouldn’t bet a dime that she does, in fact, know what a regatta is. But I’d bet my week’s wages that she has no clue as to what chitterlings are.

  59. Looking nice is very important to young ladies and it takes up a lot of space in their brains.

    Which aren’t that spacious to begin with.

    Lakeisha (who goes by the name Zyonn on the online platform)

    Horrors! A Zyonnist plot!

    “natural hair,” or dreadlocks

    Just how natural are these “dreadlocks”?

    Now, for the natural look, you can’t beat LA’s proto-hippie Eden Ahbez, the nature boy:

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    It astonishes me that the original hippie, eden ahbez was born in 1908. He was a grown man in the during the Hoover administration. His manner of speech and accent sound like those of Boomers, who were forty or fifty years younger than him.

    https://youtu.be/d7DMqPdgMuM
  60. Dreadlocks aren’t natural at all. They take a lot of work to style in the beginning. Most black men wear the only natural black hair style. That’s short plain curls they were born with and less than 2 inches long.

    Even a 4 or 5 inch long at the top 2 inches around the ears fluffy naturally curly kinky hair style for women takes a lot of work and careful highly skilled cuts Most black women don’t wear it because it only looks good on a certain type of face. Few women of any race have that type of face.

    Those dread locks looked awful on that girl. They were raggedly shabby and dirty looking. Ironically, she had the type of face that would look good in one of those short fluffy late 1960’s early 70’s natural styles or standard little girl braids. 12 is the age to change from little girl braids to something more teen age.

    Sounds as though the family dreadlock business faces serious competition from the regular black hair dressers who press and straighten it and the professional braiders who create those elaborate and attractive braids

  61. @Hapalong Cassidy
    Regarding the evolutionary hypothesis in your article as to females naturally growing longer hair than males, I believe that long hair evolved for the same reason that human females have protruding breasts, and that is to give the infant something to hang onto. Chimps and gorillas have significant body hair for that purpose, which is why they don’t have protruding breasts or lengthy hair on their head. As for why men can also grow their hair long, well, sometimes characteristics that evolve to benefit one sex will as a matter of fact carry over to the other sex as well. Kind of like how blond hair evolved to give some females a competitive advantage over others. Obviously plenty of men have blond hair too, but they don’t get the same advantage that women get.

    If this were the case, why don’t africans have long hair? They too have newborns. And why do men have beards but not women? Wouldn’t that help an infant hold on even better since it always stays in front?

    Long hair does keep your head warm. Maybe it’s something some races evolved when venturing into cold areas and then kept it even when their descendants migrated back south in some cases?

    Not sure if women have more hair or denser hair but they seem to retain body heat more poorly so maybe big hair helps them compensate and it somehow became a desired sexual trait in tandem with it conferring a survival advantage.

  62. @Spangel
    In truth it’s not even a black thing. All sorts of cultures including Asians and caucasians have come up with dreadlocks for themselves and used them in various cultural contexts.

    It’s one of the more pathetic aspects of black zealotry over “black” hairstyles. Black women are obsessed with their hair and take much pride in the hairstyles they come up with. They rage against so-called cultural appropriations of their great hair inventions.

    But reality is that they are just twisting hair strands around one and other. There isn’t a culture in the world who hasn’t conceived of braids. That would be like a culture who hasn’t thought of cutting nails. These are basic human grooming instincts, not actual innovations. Black women have to act as though braiding hair is a great feat of genius or unique cultural treasure because collectively there is almost nothing else they’ve proactively accomplished without the aid and encouragement of other groups.

    Always wondered if they braided their hair back in Africa or just let it alone. That’s a big deal in black history month. Blacks invented braids!!!!

    Which they didn’t.

  63. @Jesse
    Gee, why don't white women support this end of the political spectrum?

    You’re right – if white men care more about white women’s hair care, white women would care more about them. This is how it used to be in the good old days but white men have drifted away from being concerned with woman’s hair care and now we see the results.

    • Replies: @Anon
    There are several shades of difference between being disinterested, being uninterested, and being obnoxious.
  64. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    When this story broke, I happened to see the report on NBC Evening News. When interviewed on camera, the 12-year-old victim referred to herself as being "traumatized". I was startled at the maturity of her vocabulary. When I was 12, I don't think the verb "traumatize" was part of my vocabulary, much less my active vocabulary. How did Miss A acquire such an extensive vocabulary? From her classmates? From the adults she spends time with? An impressive learning achievement. (She probably knows what a "regatta" is, too.)

    The word “traumatize” is common in leftist/grievance culture, so I rather suspect she had been exposed to that word and its usage sufficiently to have it fall trippingly from her lips. The lack of conscience about what she had just done through her lying and bloodless scapegoating of her classmates (who were only YTs after all…) comports well with the indoctrination that she had no doubt received at her parents’ and/or grandmother’s knee. Fruit of the poisoned tree, unsurprisingly, is poison.

  65. Pheasant [AKA "anonymous212"] says:
    @Jack D
    "Natural" doesn't really mean naturally occurring, any more than there is such a thing as "natural shampoo" - there are no shampoo bushes. "Natural" means "good" in contemporary parlance so if you label something as "natural" you are just saying that it's good. It's the opposite of "artificial" which means "bad".

    Goodness.

    There are many plants that can be used as shampoo ffs. Same with soap.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    You're missing my point - none of the products that are sold commercially as "natural shampoo" use those plants as their main ingredient and usually contain none of them or only the most token amounts.
    , @Alden
    I use diluted dishwashing detergent. Shampoo and dishwashing detergent are exactly the same thing Don’t mean to brag, just the truth, I’ve got a gorgeous head of hair. Most shampoos have greasy conditioner or thickening agents voluminizer whatever that is. My hair’s unusually thick and last thing I need is something to make it thicker.

    I’m not a liberal or environmentalist. It’s just that I read labels.
  66. @Jesse
    Gee, why don't white women support this end of the political spectrum?

    White women have their own problems, “Can I Speak To The Manager?” It’s the hair. Great take!

    https://yourfriendshouse.com/opinion/the-can-i-speak-to-the-manager-haircut-is-a-very-real-phenomenon/

  67. @Jack D
    Not much. If you express skepticism you are not a True Believer. From their POV, most accusations of hate crimes are true and the rare cases where they turn out not to be true don't change the underlying Truth that we live in a society where black are constantly being threatened in ways large and small. Hate Hoaxes are just not a Thing in their world.

    No it may seem nuts to you that the MSM can't seem to detect this obvious pattern, but ideological blinders are a real thing. Chatting in the newsroom about Hate Hoaxes would make you a Bad Person, the kind of person who might be an art teacher in a Christian school.

    “ideological blinders are a real thing”

    Do tell.

  68. @El Dato
    So are these frankly fascist hairlaws now going to be repealed and will law enforcement looking into this creation of a moral panic from bare threads?

    both of whom immediately tweeted about the attempted lynching of the TV star during the Polar Vortex.
     
    More like the asshole vortex.

    The “Crown Act,” as introduced in various jurisdictions, is designed to protect “natural hair,” or dreadlocks, from discrimination. Advocates sometimes call the hairstyle a “crown.”
     
    Because "dreadlocks" are like spotted owls and need protection.

    Well, 400 years of slavery and having to show up at the massa hair remover's office every week would break the mind of anyone. 1619! 1619!!!


    One of the funnier hallucinations is that white people older than first graders go around demanding to touch the hair of blacks, and that the victims are traumatized for life by it. Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father seems to have seeded this trope with his claim that “a redheaded girl asked to touch my hair.”
     
    This is practically a Close Encounter of the Fourth Kind and no laughing matter. I don't know whether there was Hair Touching in the Barney & betty Hill UFO Abduction case but I wouldn't be surprised.

    1619!!
    1619!!
    The real bad guy here is Second False Dmitri!

  69. @Pheasant
    Goodness.

    There are many plants that can be used as shampoo ffs. Same with soap.

    You’re missing my point – none of the products that are sold commercially as “natural shampoo” use those plants as their main ingredient and usually contain none of them or only the most token amounts.

    • Agree: Alden
  70. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    When this story broke, I happened to see the report on NBC Evening News. When interviewed on camera, the 12-year-old victim referred to herself as being "traumatized". I was startled at the maturity of her vocabulary. When I was 12, I don't think the verb "traumatize" was part of my vocabulary, much less my active vocabulary. How did Miss A acquire such an extensive vocabulary? From her classmates? From the adults she spends time with? An impressive learning achievement. (She probably knows what a "regatta" is, too.)

    Trauma is a very commonly used word now days. Some of my grandchildren and their friends used it as young as 8. About rescue dogs and cats attacked by raccoons though, not humans.

    Poor kid, those dreads were awful. Most black women take great pride in their daughters carefully done braids and pig tails.

  71. @Pheasant
    Goodness.

    There are many plants that can be used as shampoo ffs. Same with soap.

    I use diluted dishwashing detergent. Shampoo and dishwashing detergent are exactly the same thing Don’t mean to brag, just the truth, I’ve got a gorgeous head of hair. Most shampoos have greasy conditioner or thickening agents voluminizer whatever that is. My hair’s unusually thick and last thing I need is something to make it thicker.

    I’m not a liberal or environmentalist. It’s just that I read labels.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Exactly. The cleaning ingredient in most shampoos and dishwashing liquids is a liquid detergent - usually sodium laureth sulfate, which is made from coconut or palm oil as a feedstock. Before these surfactants were developed (1920s-30s) all soaps were solid and usually the feedstock was (is) beef tallow. They add all sorts of stuff to shampoo but the cleaning ingredient is usually the same
  72. >12 is old enough to get pregnant/welfare benefits for offspring and self
    >12 is too young to be held accountable for major lies that harm others

    No wonder black families are f***ed. Breeding is completely disconnected from responsibility or consequences for behavior.

    The onset of puberty varies among individuals. Puberty usually occurs in girls between the ages of 10 and 14, while in boys it generally occurs later, between the ages of 12 and 16. In some African-American girls, puberty begins earlier, at about age 9, meaning that puberty occurs from ages 9 to 14.

    https://www.medicinenet.com/puberty/article.htm

  73. BTW, if the girl in question had been a white boy in a Christian school, then he and his family would have obviously been Snake Handlers and could only be looked upon as objects of contempt, never as sympathetic victims.

    But blacks are allowed to be Christian – they had total sympathy for the girl and the fact that she was some kind of Christian fanatic is no problem because she’s black.

  74. @Rosie

    “Protect them” from what? Being coerced into participating in hate hoaxes?
     
    I assume he's talking about employment discrimination. Granted, these things are always difficult to prove, but an employee really shouldn't be able to demand that black people have hair that looks like White people's hair. That is a tremendous aggravation and burden on them.

    And to be honest, this is a problem for wavy-haired White women, too, though not nearly to the same degree. It takes us hours to achieve the straight, smooth, polished look prized in professional settings, and the heat from constant blow-drying and flat-ironing damages the hair, making it progressively more unmanageable.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    Mr. Sailer back in the day when he trying to cut his teeth as a blogger.--Why do Caucasians differ so much in hair color?

    Why do Caucasians differ so much amongst themselves in hair color, while everybody else (with the exception of some blonde Australian Aborigines) has dark brown hair? Here's my theory, which has been getting some favorable responses. [EXCEPT HE HAD NO RESPONSES ON HIS BLOG]

    Blonde and red hair are favorable mutations for women because they make men notice them more. Fair hair reflects more light than dark hair, so it catches the eye more. Women like shiny jewelry for the same reason.

    But, why then doesn't blonde or red hair become universal? Well, it would lose scarcity value if all women had it. But, also, while it's good for your daughters, under pre-modern conditions it was bad for your sons. It tended to hurt males at hunting and war. I recall attending a golf tournament on a sunny day and standing behind the green when a friend asked, "Which players are coming next?" I glanced at the tee 500 yards away, and said, "I can't tell who all is in the next group, but you can definitely see the sunlight glinting off Greg Norman's hair." The Australian pro Norman, who is no doubt of partial Nordic descent judging by his name and appearance, has extremely blonde hair.

    Fortunately, by now Northwestern Europeans have largely beaten their swords into golf clubs, but in days of yore, Norman's hair would have served disastrously as a beacon calling attention to his presence. Of course, in the Nordic homelands there aren't many terribly sunny days.

    Thus, blonde hair becomes more common the farther in Europe you go north, where the sun is low in the sky and the land heavily forested and therefore shady. Within Northern Europe, red hair becomes more prevalent the farther west you go, where, due to the Gulf Stream, the weather is extremely misty. (I'd guess that the Western Irish are around 1/3 red-haired.) So, in Northwest Europe, you can have lots of blondes and redheads because lack of direct sunlight meant that highly visible hair worked well for women, without much penalizing their men folk when hunting or raiding.

    In line with this theory, in movie love scenes, the actress almost always has lighter hair and skin color than the actor. This suggests that we still associate fairness with the fair sex.
  75. I want my salon to fix me a wave like this. On Veterans Day. For free.

  76. @PiltdownMan


    ... there are no shampoo bushes.
     
    The ground-up seeds of the acacia concinna plant, aka soap-nut powder, was customarily used as shampoo in the Indian subcontinent and apparently, is still the norm for the rural population. Modern shampoo formulations have made considerable inroads in the last few decades, though.

    used as shampoo in the Indian subcontinent

    Look up the etymology of shampoo: चाँपो

  77. When I was in high school, a classmate who was very successful with the girls gave me some advice. (I was the captain of the math team, and so he correctly assumed I could use all the help I could get.) The advice was: “Don’t just compliment the hair, or the outfit. It’s standard practice, and is expected. So it means very little. The big thing is to compliment the accessories.” Off-topic, sorry, but it does involve girls and their hair.

  78. @Reg Cæsar

    Looking nice is very important to young ladies and it takes up a lot of space in their brains.
     
    Which aren't that spacious to begin with.

    Lakeisha (who goes by the name Zyonn on the online platform)
     
    Horrors! A Zyonnist plot!

    “natural hair,” or dreadlocks
     
    Just how natural are these "dreadlocks"?

    Now, for the natural look, you can't beat LA's proto-hippie Eden Ahbez, the nature boy:


    http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Cole-Eden-Ahbez-1953.jpg


    https://bowiesongs.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/ahbez-sinatra-modrn-screen-1948.jpg?w=768&h=523

    It astonishes me that the original hippie, eden ahbez was born in 1908. He was a grown man in the during the Hoover administration. His manner of speech and accent sound like those of Boomers, who were forty or fifty years younger than him.

  79. @Rosie

    “Protect them” from what? Being coerced into participating in hate hoaxes?
     
    I assume he's talking about employment discrimination. Granted, these things are always difficult to prove, but an employee really shouldn't be able to demand that black people have hair that looks like White people's hair. That is a tremendous aggravation and burden on them.

    And to be honest, this is a problem for wavy-haired White women, too, though not nearly to the same degree. It takes us hours to achieve the straight, smooth, polished look prized in professional settings, and the heat from constant blow-drying and flat-ironing damages the hair, making it progressively more unmanageable.

    Never heard a word about straight hair being a requirement for White women in the workplace

    Old enough to remember the early 80’s? All those wild below shoulder length frizzy permed Julia Roberts styles so many ill advised White women wore in every workplace including the most formal of workplaces, courtrooms

    • Replies: @Rosie

    Old enough to remember the early 80’s?
     
    Not quite. In any event, straight hair is not a requirement, but I would be willing to bet that curly-hair discrimination is a real thing. It's just that nobody cares enough to do a controlled study to find out how prevalent it is.
  80. @MikeatMikedotMike
    "I’m not going to use the little girl’s first name. This story suggests she was under a certain amount of pressure from adults around her. Twelve is too young for the Permanent Record."

    Sounds a lot like Greta's situation (perhaps A Allen will speak at the UN next week?), but it's needless virtue signaling. This 12 year old already hates you, and will grow up seeking your extinction.

    Greta’s nearly an adult (she’s made up to look much younger) and was chosen, groomed, scripted, and choreographed by a PR firm. This is just a girl.

  81. @Rosie

    “Protect them” from what? Being coerced into participating in hate hoaxes?
     
    I assume he's talking about employment discrimination. Granted, these things are always difficult to prove, but an employee really shouldn't be able to demand that black people have hair that looks like White people's hair. That is a tremendous aggravation and burden on them.

    And to be honest, this is a problem for wavy-haired White women, too, though not nearly to the same degree. It takes us hours to achieve the straight, smooth, polished look prized in professional settings, and the heat from constant blow-drying and flat-ironing damages the hair, making it progressively more unmanageable.

    You posit a false dichotomy. Negroes can have natural hair without resorting to so-called “dreadlocks,” “cornrows,” or even gigantic, goofy “afros.” Indeed, many (most?) quite commonly did (and, ironically, most still do in Africa!). To wit:

    One may argue this limits Negroes’ options, but the truth is professional haircuts, of the sort expected in politicians, military officers, accountants, physicians, lawyers, and other persons wishing to be taken seriously, are and have always been quite uniform, especially among men. Johnny Carson Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Ronald Reagan, Michael McDonald, Tucker Carlson, Joe Biden – they all have (had) essentially the same haircut: short, parted on one side. This kind of conformity has ling been the price of adult jobs (and other serious contexts) with expectations from the public of a certain decorum. You want crazy hair? Become a bartender at a hipster dive (the W still ain’t hiring you!); you want to make boatloads of money: cut your hair and get a degree in finance.

    Richard Branson gets to have long hair and eschew suits because he’s Richard Branson – one must earn the dispensation. You want to prance around shirtless in bicycle shorts, a kilt, or a catcher’s pads like Axl Rose but not be ridiculed or fired? Sell millions of records, earning f**k-you money, and you, too, can be your own boss. Want to grow a bushy beard and long hair, then wear aviator sunglasses all the time? Write “Footloose,” “Danny’s Song,” “This Is It,” and “I’m Alright” then get back to us.

    You want a salary from The Man? Do what he tells you to like all the rest of us.

    • Replies: @Rosie

    You want a salary from The Man? Do what he tells you to like all the rest of us.
     
    Your fatalism and lack of imagination disturb me. I don't care all that much about hair, but to be honest, this is exactly the same attitude that has White dissidents in such a bind:

    You want a salary from the Man? Toe the line on immigration and multiculturalism like all the rest of us. In effect, you put bosses in charge of our entire lives, rather like a kind of modern-day feudalism, essentially cancelling out the first amendment for anyone without f* you money.

  82. @Alden
    I use diluted dishwashing detergent. Shampoo and dishwashing detergent are exactly the same thing Don’t mean to brag, just the truth, I’ve got a gorgeous head of hair. Most shampoos have greasy conditioner or thickening agents voluminizer whatever that is. My hair’s unusually thick and last thing I need is something to make it thicker.

    I’m not a liberal or environmentalist. It’s just that I read labels.

    Exactly. The cleaning ingredient in most shampoos and dishwashing liquids is a liquid detergent – usually sodium laureth sulfate, which is made from coconut or palm oil as a feedstock. Before these surfactants were developed (1920s-30s) all soaps were solid and usually the feedstock was (is) beef tallow. They add all sorts of stuff to shampoo but the cleaning ingredient is usually the same

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    Yes, you can use dishwashing soap as a shampoo, but it tends to be a bit harsh and will leave the skin on your hands very dry and stripped of natural oils.

    But a shampoo like this one is pH balanced and contains "conditioner", presumably some kind of waxy substance, that leave your skin or hair feeling smooth and shiny. My dog has not complained about it, I have used it myself with satisfactory results, and it can be used to wash clothes too, if you want.


    https://www.amazon.com/Mane-Tail-Shampoo-Shiny-MANAGEABLE/dp/B00A50R5LC/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=mane+and+tail+shampoo&qid=1570199392&sr=8-4#customerReviews
  83. @Mr McKenna
    https://i.imgflip.com/3cbszs.jpg

    Mr. Sailer back in the day when he trying to cut his teeth as a blogger.–Why do Caucasians differ so much in hair color?

    Why do Caucasians differ so much amongst themselves in hair color, while everybody else (with the exception of some blonde Australian Aborigines) has dark brown hair? Here’s my theory, which has been getting some favorable responses. [EXCEPT HE HAD NO RESPONSES ON HIS BLOG]

    Blonde and red hair are favorable mutations for women because they make men notice them more. Fair hair reflects more light than dark hair, so it catches the eye more. Women like shiny jewelry for the same reason.

    But, why then doesn’t blonde or red hair become universal? Well, it would lose scarcity value if all women had it. But, also, while it’s good for your daughters, under pre-modern conditions it was bad for your sons. It tended to hurt males at hunting and war. I recall attending a golf tournament on a sunny day and standing behind the green when a friend asked, “Which players are coming next?” I glanced at the tee 500 yards away, and said, “I can’t tell who all is in the next group, but you can definitely see the sunlight glinting off Greg Norman’s hair.” The Australian pro Norman, who is no doubt of partial Nordic descent judging by his name and appearance, has extremely blonde hair.

    Fortunately, by now Northwestern Europeans have largely beaten their swords into golf clubs, but in days of yore, Norman’s hair would have served disastrously as a beacon calling attention to his presence. Of course, in the Nordic homelands there aren’t many terribly sunny days.

    Thus, blonde hair becomes more common the farther in Europe you go north, where the sun is low in the sky and the land heavily forested and therefore shady. Within Northern Europe, red hair becomes more prevalent the farther west you go, where, due to the Gulf Stream, the weather is extremely misty. (I’d guess that the Western Irish are around 1/3 red-haired.) So, in Northwest Europe, you can have lots of blondes and redheads because lack of direct sunlight meant that highly visible hair worked well for women, without much penalizing their men folk when hunting or raiding.

    In line with this theory, in movie love scenes, the actress almost always has lighter hair and skin color than the actor. This suggests that we still associate fairness with the fair sex.

  84. @Jack D
    Exactly. The cleaning ingredient in most shampoos and dishwashing liquids is a liquid detergent - usually sodium laureth sulfate, which is made from coconut or palm oil as a feedstock. Before these surfactants were developed (1920s-30s) all soaps were solid and usually the feedstock was (is) beef tallow. They add all sorts of stuff to shampoo but the cleaning ingredient is usually the same

    Yes, you can use dishwashing soap as a shampoo, but it tends to be a bit harsh and will leave the skin on your hands very dry and stripped of natural oils.

    But a shampoo like this one is pH balanced and contains “conditioner”, presumably some kind of waxy substance, that leave your skin or hair feeling smooth and shiny. My dog has not complained about it, I have used it myself with satisfactory results, and it can be used to wash clothes too, if you want.

    https://www.amazon.com/Mane-Tail-Shampoo-Shiny-MANAGEABLE/dp/B00A50R5LC/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=mane+and+tail+shampoo&qid=1570199392&sr=8-4#customerReviews

    • Replies: @Alden
    I use a plastic juice glass 4 ounces. About 3/4 full of water and a couple squirts of detergent. Doesn’t dry out my hair. Doesn’t dry out my hands. Works beautifully. Gets the hair clean no need for conditioner. Conditioner is just a plot to get grease and gunk on your hair so you have to use up more shampoo
  85. @Autochthon
    You posit a false dichotomy. Negroes can have natural hair without resorting to so-called "dreadlocks," "cornrows," or even gigantic, goofy "afros." Indeed, many (most?) quite commonly did (and, ironically, most still do in Africa!). To wit:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-44hqmBUfCNQ/UgkXWBKZqhI/AAAAAAAAbDw/jUn3OgDU84E/s1600/young+bill+cosby+suit.jpg

    https://www.short-haircut.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Inspiring-Natural-Hairstyles-for-Short-Hair1.jpg

    One may argue this limits Negroes' options, but the truth is professional haircuts, of the sort expected in politicians, military officers, accountants, physicians, lawyers, and other persons wishing to be taken seriously, are and have always been quite uniform, especially among men. Johnny Carson Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Ronald Reagan, Michael McDonald, Tucker Carlson, Joe Biden – they all have (had) essentially the same haircut: short, parted on one side. This kind of conformity has ling been the price of adult jobs (and other serious contexts) with expectations from the public of a certain decorum. You want crazy hair? Become a bartender at a hipster dive (the W still ain't hiring you!); you want to make boatloads of money: cut your hair and get a degree in finance.

    Richard Branson gets to have long hair and eschew suits because he's Richard Branson – one must earn the dispensation. You want to prance around shirtless in bicycle shorts, a kilt, or a catcher's pads like Axl Rose but not be ridiculed or fired? Sell millions of records, earning f**k-you money, and you, too, can be your own boss. Want to grow a bushy beard and long hair, then wear aviator sunglasses all the time? Write "Footloose," "Danny's Song," "This Is It," and "I'm Alright" then get back to us.

    You want a salary from The Man? Do what he tells you to like all the rest of us.

    You want a salary from The Man? Do what he tells you to like all the rest of us.

    Your fatalism and lack of imagination disturb me. I don’t care all that much about hair, but to be honest, this is exactly the same attitude that has White dissidents in such a bind:

    You want a salary from the Man? Toe the line on immigration and multiculturalism like all the rest of us. In effect, you put bosses in charge of our entire lives, rather like a kind of modern-day feudalism, essentially cancelling out the first amendment for anyone without f* you money.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    You gonna feed my family the day after I march into human resources and tell them I disagree with their globohomo nonsense?

    I'd live to tell all the people who deserve it to go to Hell and ride off into the sunset. But I am the least important person in my life. Knowing this is fundamental to manhood.

    Many of us have skills such that we are necessarily stuck working as employees if we've been unable to make a go of it as consultants.

    You know a lot of self-employed nuclear engineers who got fuck-you money? Nurses who practice medicine on their own because the physicians they used to work for were too obsessed with "gay pride?"

    Part of my point is that the people complaining are being unrealistic and arrogant: they reckon they are so damned special and unique they must be free to express themselves with their kooky hair because its "part of who they are." But they've the direction of causation precisely backward. The hair is not what makes Kenny Loggins unique and special: his astounding abilities writing songs and singing are. The hair is a superfluous corollary. Likewise Branson: successful businessman, so he can have unconventional hair and dress if he chooses to because it's his outfit. But there is nothing actually special or individualistic about the hair. It's being obsessed about by jackasses unwilling to accept that they are not in fact particularly special at all (most of us are not!) and should go get a job and be happy if it pays decently and isn't too miserable.

    That's not nihilism; it's not even fatalism – it's realism.
    , @Jesse
    There's a white impulse to drag down rather than up. So if we're suffering, we tend to suck it up and seethe, and respond that everyone else should suck it up when they do too. Our tendency to be law abiding is good - until it turns into a nasty misanthropy and an opioid habit.
  86. @Alden
    Never heard a word about straight hair being a requirement for White women in the workplace

    Old enough to remember the early 80’s? All those wild below shoulder length frizzy permed Julia Roberts styles so many ill advised White women wore in every workplace including the most formal of workplaces, courtrooms

    Old enough to remember the early 80’s?

    Not quite. In any event, straight hair is not a requirement, but I would be willing to bet that curly-hair discrimination is a real thing. It’s just that nobody cares enough to do a controlled study to find out how prevalent it is.

  87. the No. 1 topic young woman-of-color journalists want us to listen to them talk about is…their hair.

    They definitely have a lot to say about their hair.

    Why?

    Well, first of all, because they are young women. Looking nice is very important to young ladies and it takes up a lot of space in their brains.

    As Derbyshire might say, “we are doomed.” This demographic has the absolute lowest sexual market value and the nappy fur on their heads isn’t helping. Nor does it stand a faint hope of improving unless all white, Indian, East Asian, and Eskimo women were to vanish overnight. Note too how “fat acceptance” has paralleled the push toward nappy fur acceptance.

    So just as we will forever suffer angry short men, we will forever suffer angry fat negresses with a “crown” of indoor/outdoor carpet atop their empty heads. Eternally angry that nobody on the planet finds that attractive.

  88. @Rosie

    You want a salary from The Man? Do what he tells you to like all the rest of us.
     
    Your fatalism and lack of imagination disturb me. I don't care all that much about hair, but to be honest, this is exactly the same attitude that has White dissidents in such a bind:

    You want a salary from the Man? Toe the line on immigration and multiculturalism like all the rest of us. In effect, you put bosses in charge of our entire lives, rather like a kind of modern-day feudalism, essentially cancelling out the first amendment for anyone without f* you money.

    You gonna feed my family the day after I march into human resources and tell them I disagree with their globohomo nonsense?

    I’d live to tell all the people who deserve it to go to Hell and ride off into the sunset. But I am the least important person in my life. Knowing this is fundamental to manhood.

    Many of us have skills such that we are necessarily stuck working as employees if we’ve been unable to make a go of it as consultants.

    You know a lot of self-employed nuclear engineers who got fuck-you money? Nurses who practice medicine on their own because the physicians they used to work for were too obsessed with “gay pride?”

    Part of my point is that the people complaining are being unrealistic and arrogant: they reckon they are so damned special and unique they must be free to express themselves with their kooky hair because its “part of who they are.” But they’ve the direction of causation precisely backward. The hair is not what makes Kenny Loggins unique and special: his astounding abilities writing songs and singing are. The hair is a superfluous corollary. Likewise Branson: successful businessman, so he can have unconventional hair and dress if he chooses to because it’s his outfit. But there is nothing actually special or individualistic about the hair. It’s being obsessed about by jackasses unwilling to accept that they are not in fact particularly special at all (most of us are not!) and should go get a job and be happy if it pays decently and isn’t too miserable.

    That’s not nihilism; it’s not even fatalism – it’s realism.

    • Replies: @Rosie

    You gonna feed my family the day after I march into human resources and tell them I disagree with their globohomo nonsense?
     
    No, but I would certainly support a law prohibiting employment discrimination based on political views. That's at least as worthy as protecting homos from discrimination based on their "lifestyle."

    Have you actually given this matter any thought? Sometimes it just seems like you are a knee-jerk reactionary unwilling to consider the possibility that anything can ever be made better than it is now.
  89. @Jonathan Mason
    Yes, you can use dishwashing soap as a shampoo, but it tends to be a bit harsh and will leave the skin on your hands very dry and stripped of natural oils.

    But a shampoo like this one is pH balanced and contains "conditioner", presumably some kind of waxy substance, that leave your skin or hair feeling smooth and shiny. My dog has not complained about it, I have used it myself with satisfactory results, and it can be used to wash clothes too, if you want.


    https://www.amazon.com/Mane-Tail-Shampoo-Shiny-MANAGEABLE/dp/B00A50R5LC/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=mane+and+tail+shampoo&qid=1570199392&sr=8-4#customerReviews

    I use a plastic juice glass 4 ounces. About 3/4 full of water and a couple squirts of detergent. Doesn’t dry out my hair. Doesn’t dry out my hands. Works beautifully. Gets the hair clean no need for conditioner. Conditioner is just a plot to get grease and gunk on your hair so you have to use up more shampoo

  90. @Autochthon
    You gonna feed my family the day after I march into human resources and tell them I disagree with their globohomo nonsense?

    I'd live to tell all the people who deserve it to go to Hell and ride off into the sunset. But I am the least important person in my life. Knowing this is fundamental to manhood.

    Many of us have skills such that we are necessarily stuck working as employees if we've been unable to make a go of it as consultants.

    You know a lot of self-employed nuclear engineers who got fuck-you money? Nurses who practice medicine on their own because the physicians they used to work for were too obsessed with "gay pride?"

    Part of my point is that the people complaining are being unrealistic and arrogant: they reckon they are so damned special and unique they must be free to express themselves with their kooky hair because its "part of who they are." But they've the direction of causation precisely backward. The hair is not what makes Kenny Loggins unique and special: his astounding abilities writing songs and singing are. The hair is a superfluous corollary. Likewise Branson: successful businessman, so he can have unconventional hair and dress if he chooses to because it's his outfit. But there is nothing actually special or individualistic about the hair. It's being obsessed about by jackasses unwilling to accept that they are not in fact particularly special at all (most of us are not!) and should go get a job and be happy if it pays decently and isn't too miserable.

    That's not nihilism; it's not even fatalism – it's realism.

    You gonna feed my family the day after I march into human resources and tell them I disagree with their globohomo nonsense?

    No, but I would certainly support a law prohibiting employment discrimination based on political views. That’s at least as worthy as protecting homos from discrimination based on their “lifestyle.”

    Have you actually given this matter any thought? Sometimes it just seems like you are a knee-jerk reactionary unwilling to consider the possibility that anything can ever be made better than it is now.

  91. Anonymous[190] • Disclaimer says:

    The difference in a “free”society between employer coercion and government coercion is that there’s only one government but lots of employers. So you have a choice of what you have to accept from employers and they have to have employees so need to moderate their whims. Most employers just want to make money and not get heat from their customers or drive them off.

    The problem in our society is that our government, through law enforcement leadership and the courts, selectively enforced criminal and civil sanctions. If I hired a known out WN leader, antifa and social justice cunts would picket, intimidate and harass line crossers, and beat up anyone who protested, but the minute anyone retaliated in kind cops would arrest them and then the antifa’s would sue in court with free Soros funded lawyers. So businesses won’t hire open WNs and closeted ones are outed or ‘doxxed’.

    The original antifa were defeated in the end and these will be too, but only through similar methods.

  92. @Rosie

    You want a salary from The Man? Do what he tells you to like all the rest of us.
     
    Your fatalism and lack of imagination disturb me. I don't care all that much about hair, but to be honest, this is exactly the same attitude that has White dissidents in such a bind:

    You want a salary from the Man? Toe the line on immigration and multiculturalism like all the rest of us. In effect, you put bosses in charge of our entire lives, rather like a kind of modern-day feudalism, essentially cancelling out the first amendment for anyone without f* you money.

    There’s a white impulse to drag down rather than up. So if we’re suffering, we tend to suck it up and seethe, and respond that everyone else should suck it up when they do too. Our tendency to be law abiding is good – until it turns into a nasty misanthropy and an opioid habit.

    • Agree: Rosie
  93. Shouldn’t these Sistas be worrying about weight more than hair? Men care about that more. Most of us would date a bald chick over a fat chick. I would anyway. I would even date a chick with bad hair over a mildly overweight girl.

  94. @Jack D
    You're right - if white men care more about white women's hair care, white women would care more about them. This is how it used to be in the good old days but white men have drifted away from being concerned with woman's hair care and now we see the results.

    There are several shades of difference between being disinterested, being uninterested, and being obnoxious.

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