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Stunning national news from the New York Times:

Black Student Athlete Was Forced to Remove Hair Beads During Game

Nicole Pyles, 16, of Durham, N.C., says that a rule banning the use of hair beads by student athletes is discriminatory.

By Johnny Diaz
May 13, 2021

A North Carolina high school softball player says she wants to end rules that discriminate against Black student athletes after being forced to cut her hair beads during a game last month.

The player, Nicole Pyles, 16, was competing in a game on April 19 at Hillside High School in Durham, N.C., against Jordan High School, according to Durham Public Schools.

Nicole said that her team was winning at the top of the second inning when an umpire told her coach that her hairstyle covered the number six on her jersey, according to an interview she did this week with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, which is representing her.

The teenager said that she had worn the same style — box braids with clear beads on the end, popular among Black women — in five previous games without any complaints from the opposing team or officials, according to the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. Her hair reached just past her shoulder blades.

Nicole, a sophomore, said that she had tried to tuck hair inside her shirt but was then told by an umpire that doing so was not good enough.

“That’s when the ump had basically said to my coach that either I take the beads out or I can’t play,” she said in the interview. “This is the second inning going on the third, and my beads are now a problem?”

To stay in the game, Nicole cut her beads and braids with the help from teammates.

“I felt embarrassed and I most definitely felt disrespected,” she said. “I just felt like the world was just staring at me. Why me? Why anybody for that fact?”

Her father, Julius Pyles, said in the video that he felt his daughter had been discriminated against and that she and the whole team “should have been protected.”

“Fix the policies for the Black children so they won’t be discriminated against,” he added.

Mr. Pyles and Nicole said they wanted an apology from the high school softball coaches, the two umpires from the game and the National Federation of State High School Associations, according to the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, which is asking the national athletic association “to pass policies that eradicate all forms of anti-Black biases in schools.” The nonprofit said it defends and advances communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities in the South.

In a statement, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association defended the action taken by the umpire, saying that it followed a rule from the National Federation of State High School Associations, which provides uniform playing rules nationally.

The state athletic association cited softball rule 3-2-5, “which states that ‘plastic visors, bandannas and hair beads are prohibited,’” Que Tucker, commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, said in the statement. Players are allowed to use bobby pins, barrettes and hair clips, according to the association.

“This is not a new rule, and when the violation was noticed by an umpire, the proper determination of illegal equipment was verified as supported by N.F.H.S. rule,’’ she said.

The article goes on for sometime after that on all the no-doubt fascinating aspects of this story, but just remember, people, race doesn’t exist, but black hair is the greatest issue of our age.

 
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  1. I’m guessing white girls aren’t allowed to have hair beads either, though they mostly don’t want them, so what’s discriminatory about it? There was a stupid little kerfuffle in our town a while back because all the girls wanted to wear those ridiculous cold- shoulder shirts with the shoulders cut out. The school had banned the baring of shoulders for both boys and girls for as long as anybody can remember. Tank tops weren’t allowed for either sex, either. But the girls said it was discriminatory because they wanted to wear the slutty shirts, but boys don’t. I don’t know if the school caved or not, but what a stupid argument.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Cindy

    Many girls are prone to sexually provocative displays when hormones kick in ....

    Replies: @SaneClownPosse

    , @Tiny Duck
    @Cindy

    1. Most of the population disagrees with you. What do you have to say to that?

    2. white girls are increasingly dating Men of Colour

    3. The Democrats are doing awesome in leading America out a recession'

    4. progressives are winning

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anon

    , @Danindc
    @Cindy

    Of course it’s stupid. Everything repeat EVERYTHING is fake and gay

    , @Anonymous
    @Cindy


    But the girls ... wanted to wear the slutty shirts
     
    Oh, gee whiz. Slutty? I think they're cute!

    https://i.imgur.com/TwvwDXx.png

    Replies: @Alden, @Bill Jones, @Neuday, @PatriotGal2257

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Cindy


    But the girls said it was discriminatory because they wanted to wear the slutty shirts, but boys don’t. I don’t know if the school caved or not, but what a stupid argument.
     
    If made by boys. Girls have to be listened to.

    Ever notice how few white families are prosecuted for "female genital mutilation", a white-supremacist term if there ever was one? If that isn't disparate impact, what is?
  2. The whole world was staring at this self-obsessed child. That is precisely what she wants by having a hair style which attracts attention. Poor little, discriminated against baby. Then has a tantrum because of the consequences.

    • Agree: Shel100
  3. ‘Stunning national news from the New York Times:

    ‘Black Student Athlete Was Forced to Remove Hair Beads During Game…’

    I’m reflecting that in all likelihood, somewhere in the country, some black murdered some non-black on the same day — but the Times didn’t see fit to cover it.

    It would be a question of values, I suppose.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Colin Wright

    Dog bites man is not news, but man bites dog --now there you have a story.

    Durham North Carolina is the home of Duke University. The people there should know better by now. Obviously not.

  4. Steve, if we buy you a weave amd have it installed will you stop the negress hair posting?

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  5. She should have kept the cut-off braids and sold them as “touchable commemoratives” to document the SYSTEMIC RACISM of … well, of everything.

    • Replies: @william munny
    @Herp McDerp

    You are on to something. If I was black I might be tempted to encourage my kids to wear ridiculous hairstyles or jewelry to try to provoke a racism and then cash in.

  6. It sounds like a pretty stupid rule to me. I don’t see how the beads could be dangerous to another child in a softball game.

    Did something happen earlier where somebody was injured by a bead?

    It would have been better for the umpire to just point out to the coach of the child’s team that technically for some reason the rules of the league forbade wearing beads in the hair, and ask that for future games she removed them.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Jonathan Mason

    They’re not prohibited in isolation. Visors and bandanas are also barred, so the issue may be unrelated to danger. Distraction is what occurs to me. Perhaps light catching one of the barred items interferes with an opponent’s view of play?

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Elli
    @Jonathan Mason

    A quick turn sends long hair flying outward. My daughter once smacked me in the face with something in her hair. A flail of plastic or metal beads would be no fun at all.

    , @Tono Bungay
    @Jonathan Mason

    I don't think she can just remove them and put them back easily. These things are woven at great expense of time and money into the hair.

    , @Forbes
    @Jonathan Mason

    The hair beads aren't prohibited--the uniform number must be visible, and her long hair, hanging with beads, covered the number. She could've just as easily pin her hair up.

    Uniform is a means of uniformity, but female players, at all levels, resist uniformity and conformity--seeing the uniform as a palate to display their fashionable individuality.

    It's not a new issue--contrast the tradition of women's tennis wear rules at Wimbledon, with that which is now allowed at the US Open.

  7. @Colin Wright
    'Stunning national news from the New York Times:

    'Black Student Athlete Was Forced to Remove Hair Beads During Game...'

    I'm reflecting that in all likelihood, somewhere in the country, some black murdered some non-black on the same day -- but the Times didn't see fit to cover it.

    It would be a question of values, I suppose.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Dog bites man is not news, but man bites dog –now there you have a story.

    Durham North Carolina is the home of Duke University. The people there should know better by now. Obviously not.

  8. @Jonathan Mason
    It sounds like a pretty stupid rule to me. I don't see how the beads could be dangerous to another child in a softball game.

    Did something happen earlier where somebody was injured by a bead?

    It would have been better for the umpire to just point out to the coach of the child's team that technically for some reason the rules of the league forbade wearing beads in the hair, and ask that for future games she removed them.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Elli, @Tono Bungay, @Forbes

    They’re not prohibited in isolation. Visors and bandanas are also barred, so the issue may be unrelated to danger. Distraction is what occurs to me. Perhaps light catching one of the barred items interferes with an opponent’s view of play?

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Cortes

    Maybe a barrette might bash into a skull if a girl fell and she hit her head? Some of those braids are pretty long and there are a lot of them especially if they are extensions which is normal. Maybe the braids and beads might whip around into someone’s face?

    Many are the ridiculous school codes. I had to re embroider my name on the back of my gym suit. When I bought it, a note was included I had to embroider first name on the back. So I did. In red thread. Dyke got mad because it was red. I had to re do it in yellow.

    Long hair must be in braids or ponytails because of lice nowadays. At least in California. That makes sense. Usually only enforced if there’s a live outbreak in school. Another benefit of covid school closure no lice notes.

    At least she’s a real girl playing on a girls team. And has her dad’s surname and a normal name.

    Durham NC home of the Duke Lacrosse team martyrdom. Entire town and university should be burnt covered with tons of salt and the ruins bulldozed.

    Replies: @Cortes

  9. A couple of questions:
    1) So,they called the Southern Coalition for Social Justice?
    2) Why do black females put those stupid beads in their hair?
    3) Johnny Diaz?

  10. @Cindy
    I'm guessing white girls aren't allowed to have hair beads either, though they mostly don't want them, so what's discriminatory about it? There was a stupid little kerfuffle in our town a while back because all the girls wanted to wear those ridiculous cold- shoulder shirts with the shoulders cut out. The school had banned the baring of shoulders for both boys and girls for as long as anybody can remember. Tank tops weren't allowed for either sex, either. But the girls said it was discriminatory because they wanted to wear the slutty shirts, but boys don't. I don't know if the school caved or not, but what a stupid argument.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Tiny Duck, @Danindc, @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    Many girls are prone to sexually provocative displays when hormones kick in ….

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Only because sexually provocative, aka slutty, displays do attract males.

  11. Players are allowed to use bobby pins, barrettes and hair clips

    The Kentucky High School Athletics rule book has about 4 pages of rules on hair styles. None of those listed items are allowed. They can wear a headband if it meets the 10 paragraphs of rules or a ponytail holder. They are not even allowed to keep a spare ponytail holder around a wrist. The refs are fairly strict on enforcing these rules.

    I was a bit confused this past season when one of the teams wore the neck gaiter style masks, and during the game had them pulled down on their necks. Was funny watching the ref make a girl take the small elastic holder off her wrist while letting her keep a floppy neck gaiter on during the game.

  12. Defund the umpires.

    Demand Hillside High School and Jordan High School actively recruit trans players. Give her something real to complain about.

    Southern Coalition for Social Justice, which is representing her.

    What ?!?! It’s a high school softball team! Who are they ‘representing’ her to?

  13. @Cindy
    I'm guessing white girls aren't allowed to have hair beads either, though they mostly don't want them, so what's discriminatory about it? There was a stupid little kerfuffle in our town a while back because all the girls wanted to wear those ridiculous cold- shoulder shirts with the shoulders cut out. The school had banned the baring of shoulders for both boys and girls for as long as anybody can remember. Tank tops weren't allowed for either sex, either. But the girls said it was discriminatory because they wanted to wear the slutty shirts, but boys don't. I don't know if the school caved or not, but what a stupid argument.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Tiny Duck, @Danindc, @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    1. Most of the population disagrees with you. What do you have to say to that?

    2. white girls are increasingly dating Men of Colour

    3. The Democrats are doing awesome in leading America out a recession’

    4. progressives are winning

    • Troll: anonymouseperson
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Tiny Duck

    The Quack of Doom returns. Mask mandates are lifted and the waddling one emerges. Tiny must be the author of the latest "For Dummies" volume: "Trolling for (or by) Dummies".

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Anon
    @Tiny Duck


    white girls are increasingly dating Men of Colour
     
    I'd be dating white girls too if the alternative were black girls, proving that men of color aren't as dumb as they're made out to be, despite the Rushton Effect: IQ is inversely proportional to ....
  14. I thought evolution stopped at the neck. Apparently it goes past that and up to the scalp. But NO FURTHER.

  15. Twenty-five years ago our son wrestled on his high school team. He would tell us that the guys would get as stinky (no showers for a few days) as they could to bother the opposing team. He said the black kids would apply this hair oil that would make you gag, so you really had to concentrate on your moves, just sort of holding your breath, too.

  16. @Cortes
    @Jonathan Mason

    They’re not prohibited in isolation. Visors and bandanas are also barred, so the issue may be unrelated to danger. Distraction is what occurs to me. Perhaps light catching one of the barred items interferes with an opponent’s view of play?

    Replies: @Alden

    Maybe a barrette might bash into a skull if a girl fell and she hit her head? Some of those braids are pretty long and there are a lot of them especially if they are extensions which is normal. Maybe the braids and beads might whip around into someone’s face?

    Many are the ridiculous school codes. I had to re embroider my name on the back of my gym suit. When I bought it, a note was included I had to embroider first name on the back. So I did. In red thread. Dyke got mad because it was red. I had to re do it in yellow.

    Long hair must be in braids or ponytails because of lice nowadays. At least in California. That makes sense. Usually only enforced if there’s a live outbreak in school. Another benefit of covid school closure no lice notes.

    At least she’s a real girl playing on a girls team. And has her dad’s surname and a normal name.

    Durham NC home of the Duke Lacrosse team martyrdom. Entire town and university should be burnt covered with tons of salt and the ruins bulldozed.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Alden

    Thanks.

    Re the lice issue: I used to believe that the teachers at our daughter’s school had some commercial link to local pharmacies; at the start of almost every term (it seemed to me) there was receipt of the dread warning letter and the ritual bathing with the foul-smelling lotion and precautionary finetooth combing. Ugh! The worst part was the cheery assurance: “lice prefer clean heads.”

  17. @Cindy
    I'm guessing white girls aren't allowed to have hair beads either, though they mostly don't want them, so what's discriminatory about it? There was a stupid little kerfuffle in our town a while back because all the girls wanted to wear those ridiculous cold- shoulder shirts with the shoulders cut out. The school had banned the baring of shoulders for both boys and girls for as long as anybody can remember. Tank tops weren't allowed for either sex, either. But the girls said it was discriminatory because they wanted to wear the slutty shirts, but boys don't. I don't know if the school caved or not, but what a stupid argument.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Tiny Duck, @Danindc, @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    Of course it’s stupid. Everything repeat EVERYTHING is fake and gay

  18. Anonymous[302] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck
    @Cindy

    1. Most of the population disagrees with you. What do you have to say to that?

    2. white girls are increasingly dating Men of Colour

    3. The Democrats are doing awesome in leading America out a recession'

    4. progressives are winning

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anon

    The Quack of Doom returns. Mask mandates are lifted and the waddling one emerges. Tiny must be the author of the latest “For Dummies” volume: “Trolling for (or by) Dummies”.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous


    The Quack of Doom returns. Mask mandates are lifted
     
    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/4d/7a/08/4d7a08f9a3379dea84a5df68e8cbb733.jpg
  19. At least she got to leave the weave in.

  20. Anonymous[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cindy
    I'm guessing white girls aren't allowed to have hair beads either, though they mostly don't want them, so what's discriminatory about it? There was a stupid little kerfuffle in our town a while back because all the girls wanted to wear those ridiculous cold- shoulder shirts with the shoulders cut out. The school had banned the baring of shoulders for both boys and girls for as long as anybody can remember. Tank tops weren't allowed for either sex, either. But the girls said it was discriminatory because they wanted to wear the slutty shirts, but boys don't. I don't know if the school caved or not, but what a stupid argument.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Tiny Duck, @Danindc, @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    But the girls … wanted to wear the slutty shirts

    Oh, gee whiz. Slutty? I think they’re cute!

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Anonymous

    I think they’re cute too. But if the school code says no shoulders to avoid tank tops, follow the rules. In many ways it’s cuter than cleavage.

    , @Bill Jones
    @Anonymous

    That women has got old hands.
    That's proof that she's a scrubber.

    , @Neuday
    @Anonymous

    More often than not, the girls/women baring their shoulder tend to be chubsters exposing their last remaining semi-sexy body part. Don't approach her, Chad; don't fall for the whalebait.

    , @PatriotGal2257
    @Anonymous

    The particular example above is nice, but in general, the whole Cold Shoulders thing is about the dumbest recent clothing fad to come down the pike. If I wanted a dressy summer top, I'd buy a sleeveless one.

  21. @Bardon Kaldian
    @Cindy

    Many girls are prone to sexually provocative displays when hormones kick in ....

    Replies: @SaneClownPosse

    Only because sexually provocative, aka slutty, displays do attract males.

  22. The player, Nicole Pyles, 16

    Nicole Pyles = License ploy.

    Que Tucker

    Maiden name “Pasa”, by any chance?

    Cue Tucker!

  23. popular among Black women

    Well then, we must allow it. How could we not let them do whatever they want? Fortunately, bandanas and visors aren’t very ‘urban fashion’ at the moment so we don’t have to lift the ban on those – yet.

  24. Wait a second…..You want us to believe this?

    A black girl with a father present–and with the same surname?

    Nice try.

    • Agree: new Stalin
  25. Might be a softball thing…when my daughter first got earings and you have to leave them in …she was up to bat when the ump spotted them he dramatically leaped in front of the plate to halt the pitch…after a delay tape was placed over them to rectify this horrific danger…this was in 10u softball and we aren’t black so didn’t get money out of it

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Bostonvegas

    Boston, dads and daughters and softball. We deserve a special place in heaven for putting up with the crying after a strikeout and the endless rhyming cheers from the benches. Stay safe.

    Replies: @Neuday

    , @william munny
    @Bostonvegas

    I've seen this with necklaces and bracelets too. Also pitchers asked to remove long sleeves that are white because it distracts batters. The umps are usually semi-autistic losers trying to make an extra $35 an afternoon.

    Replies: @Neuday

  26. Rob says:

    Hopefully, whatever treatment someone invents to cure baldness can have a gene swapped for another, and straighten black women’s hair. They would be so much happier. The thin and somewhat pretty ones (my best friend from HS’ wife is black, she is pretty, but would be much hotter with better hair) would be able to compete with white, Hispanic, and Asian women. At least with the fairly dark and squat Hispanics, maybe with Indian women, too. The larger black women would have a better ideal self, and might take better care of themselves, y’know, with more to look forward to. They would save a fortune on weaves and straightening,

    Given that blacks do not form families, by white standards, an I have heard that black women prefer lighter children, perhaps black women could be encouraged, through subsidies, refundable tax credits, and such, to use non-black sperm donors.

    One reason replacing a woman’s husband’s sperm with that of a better donor is that men don’t respond well to raising children who aren’t theirs. Black women don’t really get much from their babies’ daddies, and they don’t marry or cohabitate, so that is a barrier that to eugenic sperm donation that blacks don’t have.

    I think I read in a comment here, I don’t remember by whom, so if this was your idea, I tip my social engineering hat to you. Buy great sperm (cheap, maybe a few hundred dollars) from high quality whites, high quality eggs, also from whites (much more expensive. I’ve seen fifty grand for the best in a quick Googling), and surrogates to carry the babies. Then put them up for adoption. The demand for healthy white babies is huge compared to the supply. A huge chunk of the children up for adoption are junk (speaking from a terrible, evil, no good, very bad, perspective that no decent person would ever have) are junk. They are older, non-white, have behavioral and social problems that are likely congenital. Even if they have okay-ish genes somehow, they got the short end of the nurture stick. These are not the children of college girls and their equally intelligent boyfriends who were just randier than average or had an oops moment,

    Considering the supply of healthy white babies of intelligent parents with lots of potential and no severe mental illness is essentially zero, these babies would go for a premium, I have seen that the average adoptive parents spend something like 20,000 bucks for what are, essentially, junk children who will not do their adoptive parents proud. I can see these high end babies ‘selling’ like hot cakes.

    Surely there is a billionaire out there who would not mind spending 50 million dollars to sire like a hundred kids, all to be raised in good homes across the country, and maybe the world. Billionaires are so egotistical and conformist to their centi-millionaire and billionaire peer group, that once one billionaire does that, every other billionaire will be like, ‘I’ll bet my two hundred children will be adopted faster than your mere hundred!’, and a billionaire arms race will be on.

    I’d prefer brilliant scientists, engineers, and visionaries to be the source of the eustork babies, but maybe billionaires would be the best we could hope for? I’m half serious. The dysgenic in the white population coupled with the massive influx of the the underclass from failed cultures in Latinx Xmericx, something has to happen to offset the trend, or we will be a failed state. What happened to the Russians after the Soviet Union dissolved will look utopian compared to what will happen to us.

    Sorry for the long and crazy comment.

    • Agree: new Stalin
    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Rob


    Hopefully, whatever treatment someone invents to cure baldness...
     
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.revivalanimal.com/images/large/27141-209.jpg

    “Promotes fastest hair growth. Regrows hair even on old wounds.”

    I've heard this stuff will grow hair on a door knob.

    Replies: @additionalMike

    , @Colin Wright
    @Rob

    '...Given that blacks do not form families, by white standards, an I have heard that black women prefer lighter children, perhaps black women could be encouraged, through subsidies, refundable tax credits, and such, to use non-black sperm donors...'

    Oh, I dunno. I'm quite sure what would be the best -- and most humane! -- way of handling full-on, 100%, 70-IQ black blacks.

    That's not a problem. The ethical -- and practical -- poser is what to do with all the various degrees of mulatto. So the last thing I'd want to see is social policy aimed at making more of them.

  27. @Anonymous
    @Tiny Duck

    The Quack of Doom returns. Mask mandates are lifted and the waddling one emerges. Tiny must be the author of the latest "For Dummies" volume: "Trolling for (or by) Dummies".

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The Quack of Doom returns. Mask mandates are lifted

    • LOL: Another Canadian
  28. @Cindy
    I'm guessing white girls aren't allowed to have hair beads either, though they mostly don't want them, so what's discriminatory about it? There was a stupid little kerfuffle in our town a while back because all the girls wanted to wear those ridiculous cold- shoulder shirts with the shoulders cut out. The school had banned the baring of shoulders for both boys and girls for as long as anybody can remember. Tank tops weren't allowed for either sex, either. But the girls said it was discriminatory because they wanted to wear the slutty shirts, but boys don't. I don't know if the school caved or not, but what a stupid argument.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Tiny Duck, @Danindc, @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    But the girls said it was discriminatory because they wanted to wear the slutty shirts, but boys don’t. I don’t know if the school caved or not, but what a stupid argument.

    If made by boys. Girls have to be listened to.

    Ever notice how few white families are prosecuted for “female genital mutilation”, a white-supremacist term if there ever was one? If that isn’t disparate impact, what is?

  29. @Bostonvegas
    Might be a softball thing...when my daughter first got earings and you have to leave them in ...she was up to bat when the ump spotted them he dramatically leaped in front of the plate to halt the pitch...after a delay tape was placed over them to rectify this horrific danger...this was in 10u softball and we aren't black so didn't get money out of it

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @william munny

    Boston, dads and daughters and softball. We deserve a special place in heaven for putting up with the crying after a strikeout and the endless rhyming cheers from the benches. Stay safe.

    • Replies: @Neuday
    @Buffalo Joe


    Boston, dads and daughters and softball. We deserve a special place in heaven for putting up with the crying after a strikeout and the endless rhyming cheers from the benches. Stay safe.
     
    I spent several years umpiring and coaching girls softball in my Whitopia and I'm convinced the younger girls enjoyed the rhyming cheers more than any other part of the game. I mostly stuck with the 15-17 age group, who took the game more seriously, but coaching a team of girls in that age group has its own challenges, especially those girls being raised by single mothers. The neediness is palpable, and heartbreaking.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  30. On topic: Steve, have you seen the NYT’s recent magnum opus on black hair? It’s so long and comprehensive they’ve divided it into chapters. It’s here: The Joy of Black Hair

    It’s got much of what you’d expect, but with a special focus on how weaves are inserted and styled. It’s actually quite interesting.

    There’s also a section on the history of black hairdos. It starts as follows:

    BLACK PEOPLE HAVE always communicated with their hair. In 2008, archaeologists in Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, an excavation site between Luxor and Cairo, found human remains from the 14th century B.C. with intact hairstyles. Some had more than 70 braids, with extra human hair worked into them to add length. These early weaves, likely styled with wax or grease, were attached in a way that allowed their owners to take their extensions off and update their hairstyles.

    Later, in the 1500s, according to oral tradition, Black people who’d been enslaved in Africa braided rice and grains into their hair that they hoped to plant after arriving in then-unknown lands.

    I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a simple one-word transition more than that ‘Later’ in the second paragraph above, which transports us in one triumphant 3,000-year swoop from the Egyptians in ancient Luxor to actual black people who had been enslaved within Africa itself.

    The article climaxes in this hymn of praise to the weave:

    Wearing a weave meant there was nothing to forsake, nothing to commit. Life had possibility, and weaves gave women the freedom of self-invention and reinvention. Black women were no longer tethered to what society had prescribed for them. They no longer had to adhere to the narratives that had pigeonholed them since birth. They were, as they have always been, fully expressive, experimenting with their own identities, crafting themselves piece by piece to make their own self-portrait, one dreamed up by and created for themselves alone. A weave allowed for opportunities denied them by a bigoted society: A weave was play; it was autonomy; it was self-expression. And even when life was difficult, a weave was something pleasurable — a weave, in the end, was joyful.

    Nothing about beads, though; just the rice and grains.

    • LOL: Calvin Hobbes
    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I'm sure a non-woke Psychologist (is there such a beast other than Peterson?) could have a field day on the machinations in the brains of people who come dead last in the sexual attraction contest spending so much time on such a secondary sexual feature.

  31. @Anonymous
    @Cindy


    But the girls ... wanted to wear the slutty shirts
     
    Oh, gee whiz. Slutty? I think they're cute!

    https://i.imgur.com/TwvwDXx.png

    Replies: @Alden, @Bill Jones, @Neuday, @PatriotGal2257

    I think they’re cute too. But if the school code says no shoulders to avoid tank tops, follow the rules. In many ways it’s cuter than cleavage.

  32. @Jonathan Mason
    It sounds like a pretty stupid rule to me. I don't see how the beads could be dangerous to another child in a softball game.

    Did something happen earlier where somebody was injured by a bead?

    It would have been better for the umpire to just point out to the coach of the child's team that technically for some reason the rules of the league forbade wearing beads in the hair, and ask that for future games she removed them.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Elli, @Tono Bungay, @Forbes

    A quick turn sends long hair flying outward. My daughter once smacked me in the face with something in her hair. A flail of plastic or metal beads would be no fun at all.

  33. John Oliver just did a whole hour-long episode of Last Week Tonight about black hair.

  34. This New York Time account is peculiar journalistically.
    [1] A “game” is referred to, but the text never identifies the game. The accompanying photos makes it look like baseball (hardball? softball?), but maybe the game is cricket or tiddlywinks.
    [2] To comply with the rules the beads must be not just removed but “cut”. Why? And into how many pieces each?
    [3] The last paragraph begins, “Her father, Julius Pyles, said in the video that …”. What video? No video has been referred to previously in this article.
    I wonder whether these deficiencies are due to the reporter (one Johnny Diaz), or to his his editor.

  35. Nicole Pyles, 16, of Durham, N.C., says that a rule banning the use of hair beads by student athletes is discriminatory.

    And everyone knows that Durham is known for honest legal inquiry.

    Still not sure why I was once pulled over by a white cop who told me to get out of town because it wasn’t safe, but whatever. Well, I know why.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Kibernetika

    '...Still not sure why I was once pulled over by a white cop who told me to get out of town because it wasn’t safe, but whatever...'

    Just so long as you don't come here instead.

    Replies: @Kibernetika

  36. Race Does Not Exist, But Black Hair Awareness Is the Great Issue of Our Era

    Didn’t black mask awareness eclipse it for a few months there?

    Old joke: What’s a moral dilemma for a Jew? Half-price on porkchops.

    New joke: What’s a moral dilemma for a WN? (Or in reverse, a wokester.)

    Which one of these women is justified in resisting her “face diaper” and which one isn’t?

    If a mask fight video goes viral, and but the faces are obscured and you can’t tell the races, how do we know who’s wrong?

    By the way, in what sense are these ladies the “Karens”? Aren’t the other passengers playing that part?

  37. @Tiny Duck
    @Cindy

    1. Most of the population disagrees with you. What do you have to say to that?

    2. white girls are increasingly dating Men of Colour

    3. The Democrats are doing awesome in leading America out a recession'

    4. progressives are winning

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anon

    white girls are increasingly dating Men of Colour

    I’d be dating white girls too if the alternative were black girls, proving that men of color aren’t as dumb as they’re made out to be, despite the Rushton Effect: IQ is inversely proportional to ….

  38. @Alden
    @Cortes

    Maybe a barrette might bash into a skull if a girl fell and she hit her head? Some of those braids are pretty long and there are a lot of them especially if they are extensions which is normal. Maybe the braids and beads might whip around into someone’s face?

    Many are the ridiculous school codes. I had to re embroider my name on the back of my gym suit. When I bought it, a note was included I had to embroider first name on the back. So I did. In red thread. Dyke got mad because it was red. I had to re do it in yellow.

    Long hair must be in braids or ponytails because of lice nowadays. At least in California. That makes sense. Usually only enforced if there’s a live outbreak in school. Another benefit of covid school closure no lice notes.

    At least she’s a real girl playing on a girls team. And has her dad’s surname and a normal name.

    Durham NC home of the Duke Lacrosse team martyrdom. Entire town and university should be burnt covered with tons of salt and the ruins bulldozed.

    Replies: @Cortes

    Thanks.

    Re the lice issue: I used to believe that the teachers at our daughter’s school had some commercial link to local pharmacies; at the start of almost every term (it seemed to me) there was receipt of the dread warning letter and the ritual bathing with the foul-smelling lotion and precautionary finetooth combing. Ugh! The worst part was the cheery assurance: “lice prefer clean heads.”

  39. @Jonathan Mason
    It sounds like a pretty stupid rule to me. I don't see how the beads could be dangerous to another child in a softball game.

    Did something happen earlier where somebody was injured by a bead?

    It would have been better for the umpire to just point out to the coach of the child's team that technically for some reason the rules of the league forbade wearing beads in the hair, and ask that for future games she removed them.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Elli, @Tono Bungay, @Forbes

    I don’t think she can just remove them and put them back easily. These things are woven at great expense of time and money into the hair.

  40. plastic visors, bandannas and hair beads are prohibited

    No plastic visors is discriminatory against Asian girls.

  41. @Bostonvegas
    Might be a softball thing...when my daughter first got earings and you have to leave them in ...she was up to bat when the ump spotted them he dramatically leaped in front of the plate to halt the pitch...after a delay tape was placed over them to rectify this horrific danger...this was in 10u softball and we aren't black so didn't get money out of it

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @william munny

    I’ve seen this with necklaces and bracelets too. Also pitchers asked to remove long sleeves that are white because it distracts batters. The umps are usually semi-autistic losers trying to make an extra $35 an afternoon.

    • Replies: @Neuday
    @william munny


    The umps are usually semi-autistic losers trying to make an extra $35 an afternoon.
     
    I spent several years as an umpire in the 2000's. I don't know where you live, but all our umps were guys, and the occasional gal, who loved baseball and wanted the kids to enjoy and learn from the experience of playing baseball/softball. Most of us had jobs and families, and autistics wouldn't be able to handle an injured kid, the abuse certain parents dish out, or mind games coaches can play. Any money made felt similar to getting paid for jury duty; it had nothing to do with why you were there.
  42. @Herp McDerp
    She should have kept the cut-off braids and sold them as "touchable commemoratives" to document the SYSTEMIC RACISM of ... well, of everything.

    Replies: @william munny

    You are on to something. If I was black I might be tempted to encourage my kids to wear ridiculous hairstyles or jewelry to try to provoke a racism and then cash in.

  43. When are people going to learn about ‘black exemption’, which is the new and improved replacement of White Privilege?

  44. @Jonathan Mason
    It sounds like a pretty stupid rule to me. I don't see how the beads could be dangerous to another child in a softball game.

    Did something happen earlier where somebody was injured by a bead?

    It would have been better for the umpire to just point out to the coach of the child's team that technically for some reason the rules of the league forbade wearing beads in the hair, and ask that for future games she removed them.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Elli, @Tono Bungay, @Forbes

    The hair beads aren’t prohibited–the uniform number must be visible, and her long hair, hanging with beads, covered the number. She could’ve just as easily pin her hair up.

    Uniform is a means of uniformity, but female players, at all levels, resist uniformity and conformity–seeing the uniform as a palate to display their fashionable individuality.

    It’s not a new issue–contrast the tradition of women’s tennis wear rules at Wimbledon, with that which is now allowed at the US Open.

  45. @Anonymous
    @Cindy


    But the girls ... wanted to wear the slutty shirts
     
    Oh, gee whiz. Slutty? I think they're cute!

    https://i.imgur.com/TwvwDXx.png

    Replies: @Alden, @Bill Jones, @Neuday, @PatriotGal2257

    That women has got old hands.
    That’s proof that she’s a scrubber.

  46. @The Last Real Calvinist
    On topic: Steve, have you seen the NYT's recent magnum opus on black hair? It's so long and comprehensive they've divided it into chapters. It's here: The Joy of Black Hair

    It's got much of what you'd expect, but with a special focus on how weaves are inserted and styled. It's actually quite interesting.

    There's also a section on the history of black hairdos. It starts as follows:


    BLACK PEOPLE HAVE always communicated with their hair. In 2008, archaeologists in Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, an excavation site between Luxor and Cairo, found human remains from the 14th century B.C. with intact hairstyles. Some had more than 70 braids, with extra human hair worked into them to add length. These early weaves, likely styled with wax or grease, were attached in a way that allowed their owners to take their extensions off and update their hairstyles.

    Later, in the 1500s, according to oral tradition, Black people who’d been enslaved in Africa braided rice and grains into their hair that they hoped to plant after arriving in then-unknown lands.
     

    I don't think I've ever enjoyed a simple one-word transition more than that 'Later' in the second paragraph above, which transports us in one triumphant 3,000-year swoop from the Egyptians in ancient Luxor to actual black people who had been enslaved within Africa itself.

    The article climaxes in this hymn of praise to the weave:


    Wearing a weave meant there was nothing to forsake, nothing to commit. Life had possibility, and weaves gave women the freedom of self-invention and reinvention. Black women were no longer tethered to what society had prescribed for them. They no longer had to adhere to the narratives that had pigeonholed them since birth. They were, as they have always been, fully expressive, experimenting with their own identities, crafting themselves piece by piece to make their own self-portrait, one dreamed up by and created for themselves alone. A weave allowed for opportunities denied them by a bigoted society: A weave was play; it was autonomy; it was self-expression. And even when life was difficult, a weave was something pleasurable — a weave, in the end, was joyful.

     

    Nothing about beads, though; just the rice and grains.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    I’m sure a non-woke Psychologist (is there such a beast other than Peterson?) could have a field day on the machinations in the brains of people who come dead last in the sexual attraction contest spending so much time on such a secondary sexual feature.

  47. @Anonymous
    @Cindy


    But the girls ... wanted to wear the slutty shirts
     
    Oh, gee whiz. Slutty? I think they're cute!

    https://i.imgur.com/TwvwDXx.png

    Replies: @Alden, @Bill Jones, @Neuday, @PatriotGal2257

    More often than not, the girls/women baring their shoulder tend to be chubsters exposing their last remaining semi-sexy body part. Don’t approach her, Chad; don’t fall for the whalebait.

  48. @Buffalo Joe
    @Bostonvegas

    Boston, dads and daughters and softball. We deserve a special place in heaven for putting up with the crying after a strikeout and the endless rhyming cheers from the benches. Stay safe.

    Replies: @Neuday

    Boston, dads and daughters and softball. We deserve a special place in heaven for putting up with the crying after a strikeout and the endless rhyming cheers from the benches. Stay safe.

    I spent several years umpiring and coaching girls softball in my Whitopia and I’m convinced the younger girls enjoyed the rhyming cheers more than any other part of the game. I mostly stuck with the 15-17 age group, who took the game more seriously, but coaching a team of girls in that age group has its own challenges, especially those girls being raised by single mothers. The neediness is palpable, and heartbreaking.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Neuday

    Neuday, thank you for your reply. Raising any child by yourself is tough.

  49. @william munny
    @Bostonvegas

    I've seen this with necklaces and bracelets too. Also pitchers asked to remove long sleeves that are white because it distracts batters. The umps are usually semi-autistic losers trying to make an extra $35 an afternoon.

    Replies: @Neuday

    The umps are usually semi-autistic losers trying to make an extra $35 an afternoon.

    I spent several years as an umpire in the 2000’s. I don’t know where you live, but all our umps were guys, and the occasional gal, who loved baseball and wanted the kids to enjoy and learn from the experience of playing baseball/softball. Most of us had jobs and families, and autistics wouldn’t be able to handle an injured kid, the abuse certain parents dish out, or mind games coaches can play. Any money made felt similar to getting paid for jury duty; it had nothing to do with why you were there.

  50. @Rob
    Hopefully, whatever treatment someone invents to cure baldness can have a gene swapped for another, and straighten black women’s hair. They would be so much happier. The thin and somewhat pretty ones (my best friend from HS’ wife is black, she is pretty, but would be much hotter with better hair) would be able to compete with white, Hispanic, and Asian women. At least with the fairly dark and squat Hispanics, maybe with Indian women, too. The larger black women would have a better ideal self, and might take better care of themselves, y’know, with more to look forward to. They would save a fortune on weaves and straightening,

    Given that blacks do not form families, by white standards, an I have heard that black women prefer lighter children, perhaps black women could be encouraged, through subsidies, refundable tax credits, and such, to use non-black sperm donors.

    One reason replacing a woman’s husband’s sperm with that of a better donor is that men don’t respond well to raising children who aren’t theirs. Black women don’t really get much from their babies’ daddies, and they don’t marry or cohabitate, so that is a barrier that to eugenic sperm donation that blacks don’t have.

    I think I read in a comment here, I don’t remember by whom, so if this was your idea, I tip my social engineering hat to you. Buy great sperm (cheap, maybe a few hundred dollars) from high quality whites, high quality eggs, also from whites (much more expensive. I’ve seen fifty grand for the best in a quick Googling), and surrogates to carry the babies. Then put them up for adoption. The demand for healthy white babies is huge compared to the supply. A huge chunk of the children up for adoption are junk (speaking from a terrible, evil, no good, very bad, perspective that no decent person would ever have) are junk. They are older, non-white, have behavioral and social problems that are likely congenital. Even if they have okay-ish genes somehow, they got the short end of the nurture stick. These are not the children of college girls and their equally intelligent boyfriends who were just randier than average or had an oops moment,

    Considering the supply of healthy white babies of intelligent parents with lots of potential and no severe mental illness is essentially zero, these babies would go for a premium, I have seen that the average adoptive parents spend something like 20,000 bucks for what are, essentially, junk children who will not do their adoptive parents proud. I can see these high end babies ‘selling’ like hot cakes.

    Surely there is a billionaire out there who would not mind spending 50 million dollars to sire like a hundred kids, all to be raised in good homes across the country, and maybe the world. Billionaires are so egotistical and conformist to their centi-millionaire and billionaire peer group, that once one billionaire does that, every other billionaire will be like, ‘I’ll bet my two hundred children will be adopted faster than your mere hundred!’, and a billionaire arms race will be on.

    I’d prefer brilliant scientists, engineers, and visionaries to be the source of the eustork babies, but maybe billionaires would be the best we could hope for? I’m half serious. The dysgenic in the white population coupled with the massive influx of the the underclass from failed cultures in Latinx Xmericx, something has to happen to offset the trend, or we will be a failed state. What happened to the Russians after the Soviet Union dissolved will look utopian compared to what will happen to us.

    Sorry for the long and crazy comment.

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @Colin Wright

    Hopefully, whatever treatment someone invents to cure baldness…


    “Promotes fastest hair growth. Regrows hair even on old wounds.”

    I’ve heard this stuff will grow hair on a door knob.

    • Replies: @additionalMike
    @Adam Smith

    I will let you know.

  51. @Adam Smith
    @Rob


    Hopefully, whatever treatment someone invents to cure baldness...
     
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.revivalanimal.com/images/large/27141-209.jpg

    “Promotes fastest hair growth. Regrows hair even on old wounds.”

    I've heard this stuff will grow hair on a door knob.

    Replies: @additionalMike

    I will let you know.

    • Thanks: Adam Smith
  52. @Neuday
    @Buffalo Joe


    Boston, dads and daughters and softball. We deserve a special place in heaven for putting up with the crying after a strikeout and the endless rhyming cheers from the benches. Stay safe.
     
    I spent several years umpiring and coaching girls softball in my Whitopia and I'm convinced the younger girls enjoyed the rhyming cheers more than any other part of the game. I mostly stuck with the 15-17 age group, who took the game more seriously, but coaching a team of girls in that age group has its own challenges, especially those girls being raised by single mothers. The neediness is palpable, and heartbreaking.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Neuday, thank you for your reply. Raising any child by yourself is tough.

  53. @Anonymous
    @Cindy


    But the girls ... wanted to wear the slutty shirts
     
    Oh, gee whiz. Slutty? I think they're cute!

    https://i.imgur.com/TwvwDXx.png

    Replies: @Alden, @Bill Jones, @Neuday, @PatriotGal2257

    The particular example above is nice, but in general, the whole Cold Shoulders thing is about the dumbest recent clothing fad to come down the pike. If I wanted a dressy summer top, I’d buy a sleeveless one.

  54. Years ago at the US Open,Venus Williams was penalized a point when one of her hair beads fell out. Thankfully, she didn’t threaten to kill the umpire who enforced that rule 🙂

  55. @Kibernetika
    Nicole Pyles, 16, of Durham, N.C., says that a rule banning the use of hair beads by student athletes is discriminatory.

    And everyone knows that Durham is known for honest legal inquiry.

    Still not sure why I was once pulled over by a white cop who told me to get out of town because it wasn't safe, but whatever. Well, I know why.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘…Still not sure why I was once pulled over by a white cop who told me to get out of town because it wasn’t safe, but whatever…’

    Just so long as you don’t come here instead.

    • Replies: @Kibernetika
    @Colin Wright

    "‘…Still not sure why I was once pulled over by a white cop who told me to get out of town because it wasn’t safe, but whatever…’

    Just so long as you don’t come here instead."

    The cop was conveying the fact that the area wasn't safe for white folks at 3AM. We followed his advice and left the area. Was being sarcastic.

  56. @Rob
    Hopefully, whatever treatment someone invents to cure baldness can have a gene swapped for another, and straighten black women’s hair. They would be so much happier. The thin and somewhat pretty ones (my best friend from HS’ wife is black, she is pretty, but would be much hotter with better hair) would be able to compete with white, Hispanic, and Asian women. At least with the fairly dark and squat Hispanics, maybe with Indian women, too. The larger black women would have a better ideal self, and might take better care of themselves, y’know, with more to look forward to. They would save a fortune on weaves and straightening,

    Given that blacks do not form families, by white standards, an I have heard that black women prefer lighter children, perhaps black women could be encouraged, through subsidies, refundable tax credits, and such, to use non-black sperm donors.

    One reason replacing a woman’s husband’s sperm with that of a better donor is that men don’t respond well to raising children who aren’t theirs. Black women don’t really get much from their babies’ daddies, and they don’t marry or cohabitate, so that is a barrier that to eugenic sperm donation that blacks don’t have.

    I think I read in a comment here, I don’t remember by whom, so if this was your idea, I tip my social engineering hat to you. Buy great sperm (cheap, maybe a few hundred dollars) from high quality whites, high quality eggs, also from whites (much more expensive. I’ve seen fifty grand for the best in a quick Googling), and surrogates to carry the babies. Then put them up for adoption. The demand for healthy white babies is huge compared to the supply. A huge chunk of the children up for adoption are junk (speaking from a terrible, evil, no good, very bad, perspective that no decent person would ever have) are junk. They are older, non-white, have behavioral and social problems that are likely congenital. Even if they have okay-ish genes somehow, they got the short end of the nurture stick. These are not the children of college girls and their equally intelligent boyfriends who were just randier than average or had an oops moment,

    Considering the supply of healthy white babies of intelligent parents with lots of potential and no severe mental illness is essentially zero, these babies would go for a premium, I have seen that the average adoptive parents spend something like 20,000 bucks for what are, essentially, junk children who will not do their adoptive parents proud. I can see these high end babies ‘selling’ like hot cakes.

    Surely there is a billionaire out there who would not mind spending 50 million dollars to sire like a hundred kids, all to be raised in good homes across the country, and maybe the world. Billionaires are so egotistical and conformist to their centi-millionaire and billionaire peer group, that once one billionaire does that, every other billionaire will be like, ‘I’ll bet my two hundred children will be adopted faster than your mere hundred!’, and a billionaire arms race will be on.

    I’d prefer brilliant scientists, engineers, and visionaries to be the source of the eustork babies, but maybe billionaires would be the best we could hope for? I’m half serious. The dysgenic in the white population coupled with the massive influx of the the underclass from failed cultures in Latinx Xmericx, something has to happen to offset the trend, or we will be a failed state. What happened to the Russians after the Soviet Union dissolved will look utopian compared to what will happen to us.

    Sorry for the long and crazy comment.

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @Colin Wright

    ‘…Given that blacks do not form families, by white standards, an I have heard that black women prefer lighter children, perhaps black women could be encouraged, through subsidies, refundable tax credits, and such, to use non-black sperm donors…’

    Oh, I dunno. I’m quite sure what would be the best — and most humane! — way of handling full-on, 100%, 70-IQ black blacks.

    That’s not a problem. The ethical — and practical — poser is what to do with all the various degrees of mulatto. So the last thing I’d want to see is social policy aimed at making more of them.

  57. @Colin Wright
    @Kibernetika

    '...Still not sure why I was once pulled over by a white cop who told me to get out of town because it wasn’t safe, but whatever...'

    Just so long as you don't come here instead.

    Replies: @Kibernetika

    “‘…Still not sure why I was once pulled over by a white cop who told me to get out of town because it wasn’t safe, but whatever…’

    Just so long as you don’t come here instead.”

    The cop was conveying the fact that the area wasn’t safe for white folks at 3AM. We followed his advice and left the area. Was being sarcastic.

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