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Is Hotel Shampoo Kind of Racist? Plus: Do people understand what “racism” actually means?
The Root ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jenée Desmond-Harris, associate editor of features

Posted on 07/21/2014 2:07:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Don Mullen: Why don’t America’s 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, I’m not so sure about the shampoo and conditioner selection as a “micro-aggression.”

Here’s why: I would argue that hotels tend to provide very basic hair-care products for people who don’t have any particular hair needs and/or just plain don’t care about their hair aside from making sure it’s 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 hair—black or white—is particularly well served by hotel products. That’s 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: blacks; discrimination; hotels; hypersensitivity; racecard; racism
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1 posted on 07/21/2014 2:07:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

wow! I thought sure this one was from the onion.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 2:09:03 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Vah-mitt.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 2:09:30 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, let’s accomodate every nuance of difference between 10% of the population and the rest.

Unreal!


4 posted on 07/21/2014 2:10:32 PM PDT by mkboyce
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“need to use it on their entire body (read: most black people)”

Ewwwww. . .talk about the mattresses soaking up disgusting stuff. . .


5 posted on 07/21/2014 2:10:34 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Really, no one who needs or wants anything special for their hair—black or white—is particularly well served by hotel products. That’s 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....

You mean "Did" until airlines imposed that stupid 3 oz. restriction.

6 posted on 07/21/2014 2:11:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
when I was writing the Race Manners column

"Race Manners"???

That's RACIST!!!

7 posted on 07/21/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well a racist is someone who drives a car really fast for 500 miles going in one direction only.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 2:11:41 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s just The Man’s way of keeping bald people DOWN!


9 posted on 07/21/2014 2:11:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: mkboyce

Is having hair that makes using hotel shampoo difficult racist?


10 posted on 07/21/2014 2:11:58 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hotels stock hair products used by 87% of the American population and 90% of the world’s population. Not hard to explain.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 2:12:36 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 2:13:03 PM PDT by ronniesgal (Good Grief.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Even lotion to cover your whole body? Checking into hotel doesn’t mean they took you in to raise you. Entitlement never ends.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 2:14:13 PM PDT by hometoroost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you don’t like hotel shampoo, bring your own. I do.

Simple, really.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 2:14:35 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is microaggression a new thing? Seen it twice in two days after never hearing of it before.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 2:14:40 PM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 2:14:44 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 2:15:43 PM PDT by detective
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To: Crazieman

They’ve been pushin’ it hard for about a year now.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 2:15:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 2:16:04 PM PDT by lacrew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pack your own toiletries.


20 posted on 07/21/2014 2:16:09 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Then Gays will demand hotels have KY Jelly in their hotel rooms.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 2:16:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tax-chick
Pack your own toiletries.

Get rid of the 3 oz. limit on airplane carry ons.

22 posted on 07/21/2014 2:17:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RightOnTheBorder

That works just fine in Zimbabwe (fka Rhodesia) and South Africa because they’re majority black. But how is a 12% minority going to push-around a 76% majority, especially since that majority is heavily armed?


23 posted on 07/21/2014 2:17:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: dfwgator

Some of the smaller, shadier ones probably do


24 posted on 07/21/2014 2:18:35 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a conservative; I feel “micro and macro aggressed on” all the time.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 2:19:14 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: dfwgator

There’s a lot to say for that.


26 posted on 07/21/2014 2:19:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"My hair don't get lookin' this good by usin' whitey's hair care products."


27 posted on 07/21/2014 2:20:35 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is being white racist?


28 posted on 07/21/2014 2:21:08 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This “microaggression” is such BS. Everything that can possibly seen as no perfect to a grievance group is a purposeful insult.

About a dozen years ago, I had a kid who had a overly PC English teacher. She was into exactly this sort of “anti-racism”. She saw problems everywhere—for example, why aren’t there more brown-colored bandaids? My kid really ticked her off by saying it’s a marketing decision—because in some of the Caribbean islands, the bandaids are all brown. Not a white-flesh-colored bandaid to be found. “How do you know” she asked, assuming he’d been pumped up by his parents. “We were there on vacation over Christmas.” End of that discussion... but there were always others.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 2:21:27 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That does it. I'm calling Rev. Al and have him demand all hotel chains carry free samples of Soul Glo hair care products !


30 posted on 07/21/2014 2:21:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“micro-aggression” doesn’t really exist,

except in the minds of the “hyper-sensitive”.


31 posted on 07/21/2014 2:21:43 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SkyDancer

LOL


32 posted on 07/21/2014 2:21:54 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Is being white racist?

Asking that question is.

33 posted on 07/21/2014 2:21:57 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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).

I don't care whether this is meant to be parody or not, a navel-gazing debate about whether small moisturizer bottles in hotels is micro-agression racism is damn funny.

34 posted on 07/21/2014 2:22:50 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SkyDancer

Turning in one direction only...

If he were “going” in one direction only, we’d need race tracks crossing several states.


35 posted on 07/21/2014 2:23:09 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Speaking as a former Chief Engineer in da hotel biz, and hearing the Head Housekeeper kvetch about the ruined pillowcases from all the goop [Afro Sheen, etc.] them folks use, we’d have gladly given them as many of those little bottles they’d have needed to wash that stuff out before they’d crash out. Micro-aggression, my ass. It was like Tammy Faye Bakker slept face down in full makeup, left an image, almost. Sheesh!


36 posted on 07/21/2014 2:25:23 PM PDT by W. (Democrats need the 'poor' to justify their political existence. What'd LBJ say? "I'll have them ni..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I must admit, I overheard the secret plans for this micro-aggression via hotel shampoo.

Now, the incredible evil plan has been exposed.

Ah, the things that live in the imaginations of liberals.


37 posted on 07/21/2014 2:27:32 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: W.

Well at least I’m sure they left a big tip...


38 posted on 07/21/2014 2:27:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What about the snacks in the vending machines, or the drinks in the soda machine, or the music playing in the lobby and elevators, or the restaurant downstairs?
What about the continental breakfast and the free coffee and room service??
White sheets,pillow cases,comforters, drapes, toilet paper......
HOW MUCH MORE RACISM WILL WE OVERLOOK FROM THESE GUILTY INANIMATE OBJECTS, IT’S GOTTA STOP


39 posted on 07/21/2014 2:27:54 PM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Or the Eddie Murphy routine about how everyone told him people in Texas were racist so he lands at the airport,
Little white dude walk up and say: “This your bag?”

I said “YEAH, THAT’S MY F______ BAG! WHY, M______ F_____? A BLACK MAN CAN’T HAVE A SUITCASE?”


40 posted on 07/21/2014 2:28:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The housekeeper who prepares a hotel room for that evening’s guests has no idea the race of the occupants, and frankly neither does the hotel. There is nowhere to designate one’s race on an online reservation website. So is the hotel supposed to stock two different sets of toiletries in preparation? I always take my own toiletries and always thought those sample sizes were there for the guests who had forgotten something.


41 posted on 07/21/2014 2:28:17 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Although it had a bit of language here and there, that was one funny movie.


42 posted on 07/21/2014 2:28:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Go look at The Root and see if you think it's all parody.
43 posted on 07/21/2014 2:29:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
In other words the only suitable answer is black supremecy.

Old Jewish wisdom...

The Rabbis teach that:
Slaves seldom dream of being free. They dream of being master.

44 posted on 07/21/2014 2:29:51 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

http://ebonyhairbeauty.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/soulglocouch.jpg


45 posted on 07/21/2014 2:30:17 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do black people wash their hair every day like white people do? I’m curious. Also, don’t black ladies wear lots of wigs? Finally, if I lotion my whole body from head to foot, couldn’t one assume that I would bring a gallon (or at least a quart) of moisturizer with me wherever I go?


46 posted on 07/21/2014 2:30:27 PM PDT by punknpuss
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about bring your own? Problem solved.


47 posted on 07/21/2014 2:31:37 PM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HA! Ooh, hope that wasn’t construed as a racist HA! I’ll have to change my tagline...


48 posted on 07/21/2014 2:34:55 PM PDT by W. (Democrats need the 'poor' to justify their political existence. What'd LBJ say? "I'll have them ni..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Using the word “micro-agression” is a form of micro-aggression.


49 posted on 07/21/2014 2:35:02 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: MrB

Indy 500


50 posted on 07/21/2014 2:35:10 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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