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Most People Want Michelle Obama’s Hair Straight? (Slideshow)

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Possibly the most famous black women’s hair is Angela Davis’ Afro, seen here in a painting by Shephard Fairey, who created the most iconic poster of Barack Obama, which is ironic given that Davis herself has said:

It is both humiliating and humbling to discover that a single generation after the events that constructed me as a public personality, I am remembered as a hairdo.

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7:25AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

i must say I was shocked by this question. I reLLY DO THINK if your hair is or not have or not should be the way we judge a person. It has been over 100 of yrs we have judged a person by the color of your skin. i say no more And to start by judging by hair is a step backward. And it just plain silly.

3:36AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

Past Member, most of us as kids envied somebody who was different than we were, I think. I grew up taller than I thought was "ideal", I was thin, blonde and blue-eyed. I was also very "flat chested". I envied the short, big-busted brunettes that were my classmates and the most popular girl in our class was about 5'1" and dark haired, brown eyes. I felt "unfeminine" next to her. Now, I am shorter because of age, wish I was still "flat chested" and while I'm still blonde and blue-eyed, I am also still alive and have hair, period, LOL! The girl I envied died of breast cancer two years ago. My point is, we're never happy with what we have and want to change it. I was born with very straight, very FINE blonde hair. I tried perms and dying my hair darker. Now, I'm happy that I still have it and at my age, still no grey.

If Michelle Obama wants straight hair, that's her right. Maybe next year she'll want another style. I saw the track and field in the Olympics and thought Sarah Richards-Ross was gorgeous and I love her hair! It obviously wasn't natural (as for color) but who cares?

3:25AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

I am Chinese, and everyone knows almost every Chinese person has STRAIGHT hair! For the longest time, especially as a kid, I longed to have curly hair. I would be so envious of anything even with the slightest hint of a curl. Eventually, I was allowed to have a perm, and at one time, even sported an AFRO!..It took a long time to come to terms with my straight hair, but I did. I haven't had a perm for more than 30 years, and am happy with my hair which is now greying. I do not colour it either.
I love black peoples' hair; it's beautiful, and I can't understand why anyone would want to straighten it. Natural is beautiful, braided is beautiful, corn rows are beautiful. I wish more black people would be proud of their natural hair. God got it right giving us different races, the hair we have!

11:55PM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

Mary, my comments were to a "Sandy E." Why are you responding? It was Sandy E. who posted TWICE, ALL in caps and said she wants "her out of the White House" and to stop spending HER money. There were two comments made by Sandy E., both said to be at 3:23 P.M. on Aug. 8th........."I WANT HER OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND I WANT HER TO STOP SPENDING MY MONEY!

Maybe you are confused here?

12:01PM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

Diane, Number1 I happen to like Mrs. Obama and the President. I happen to blog for them both often, and think they are doing a great job. #3 All I said was I don't care how she wears her hair, to me it is her choice..#3 I didn't say she was spending my tax money, you need to read that again. # 4. My hands shack and left little finger is twisted and bent so I do hit the caps and didn't know it was yelling. #4 I am 83 years old and live on a small S>S. check and send in 40.00 each month when I get it for his capaign

9:59PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Sandy, I take it you don't like Michelle Obama.........that's obvious. You don't need to post entirely in all caps, that's considered YELLING, nor to repeat it...........we "get it". Just a little FYI, Michelle wasn't elected to office, her husband was. How about if I said that I wanted YOU out of Care.2?

So, tell us all, Sandy, just HOW is Michelle Obama spending YOUR money? I guess before Obama was elected, GWB's "better" half didn't spend a cent of taxpayer money, nor did Barbara before her?

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11:54AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

This kind of media fodder certainly "stimulates" (as intended) doesn't it? TYPICAL.

Who gives a shit one way or the other ... free choice and personal unless taken over by presumed "political correctness" to gain points.

Either way, who gives a shit?

8:30AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012


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