Skip to comments.Is Hotel Shampoo Kind of Racist? Plus: Do people understand what “racism” actually means?
Posted on 07/21/2014 2:07:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Don Mullen: Why dont Americas hotels provide hair products for black as well as white hair? Is there a way to get them to correct this micro-aggression?
Jenée Desmond-Harris: Thanks for your question.
I thought about the issue of hotel toiletries when I was writing the Race Manners column that answered the question, Is Using Lotion a Black Thing? In my opinion, the tiny moisturizer that most hotels provide is very clearly not designed for those who want or need to use it on their entire body (read: most black people).
But off the top of my head, Im not so sure about the shampoo and conditioner selection as a micro-aggression.
Heres why: I would argue that hotels tend to provide very basic hair-care products for people who dont have any particular hair needs and/or just plain dont care about their hair aside from making sure its clean. (I mean, really, what other kind of person would just lay themselves at the mercy of Marriott and take whatever scent and level of conditioning was provided, never having tried the products before?)
Really, no one who needs or wants anything special for their hairblack or whiteis particularly well served by hotel products. Thats why it seems to me that most people (especially most people with more than an inch of hair) pack what they need or prefer while traveling....
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wow! I thought sure this one was from the onion.
Yes, let’s accomodate every nuance of difference between 10% of the population and the rest.
“need to use it on their entire body (read: most black people)”
Ewwwww. . .talk about the mattresses soaking up disgusting stuff. . .
You mean "Did" until airlines imposed that stupid 3 oz. restriction.
Well a racist is someone who drives a car really fast for 500 miles going in one direction only.
It’s just The Man’s way of keeping bald people DOWN!
Is having hair that makes using hotel shampoo difficult racist?
Hotels stock hair products used by 87% of the American population and 90% of the world’s population. Not hard to explain.
how big ARE these people?
I use the hotel lotion and have leftover.
and I haul my own hair stuff if I think it is necessary, so do most women, I think.
Even lotion to cover your whole body? Checking into hotel doesn’t mean they took you in to raise you. Entitlement never ends.
If you don’t like hotel shampoo, bring your own. I do.
Is microaggression a new thing? Seen it twice in two days after never hearing of it before.
The infuriating part is that if hotels gave black guests different toiletries than the white ones, that would be racist as well. The only solution for these professional victims is for hotels to carry black oriented products and ignore the 90% of their customers who are white. In other words the only suitable answer is black supremecy.
Almost every single person in the entire world and every single thing in the entire world is racist according to liberals.
And if they don’t get exactly what they want given to them exactly when they want it then people are extremely racist.
They’ve been pushin’ it hard for about a year now.
If we are just the same, in a colorblind society...
...why the need for different hair care products.
I guess we are 100% exactly the same...except for hair.
Pack your own toiletries.
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