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Chris Rock's twist on a cultural craving (Rock criticizes black women's hair)
http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/movies/65605932.html ^ | 24 OCTOBER 2009 | STEVEN RAE

Posted on 10/24/2009 10:53:08 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

'Hair is a woman's glory," says a wise and worldly Maya Angelou in Chris Rock's wonderfully funny, probing coif-doc, Good Hair.

A thoughtful examination of African American women - and African American men - and their feelings about follicles, Good Hair has the comedian and acerbic social commentator trekking from Atlanta to New York to India, asking the tough questions of singers, actresses, high schoolers, and kids, moms, dads, and businessfolk. And business it is: Black Americans spend $9 billion annually treating and straightening - or "relaxing" - their hair, and account for 80 percent of the country's hair-product sales, according to the film.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: hair; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 10/24/2009 10:53:08 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“and account for 80 percent of the country’s hair-product sales”

That can’t be true. There’s some fuzzy math there.

Everyone knows that blondes in Texas account for 90% of the country’s hair product sales.


2 posted on 10/24/2009 11:04:20 AM PDT by Palladin (The Obama Administration: "A Czar Too Far")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A must-miss.


3 posted on 10/24/2009 11:05:34 AM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ll watch it (Netflicks). I loves me some nappiness!


4 posted on 10/24/2009 11:07:43 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I got my best hair cut of my life from a young black woman in Saginaw, Michigan. She’s not at the same location any more.


5 posted on 10/24/2009 11:09:03 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Many..many ..many years ago....I saw Chris Rock...on..maybe.. the Good Morning America show....anyway... he was burning both dems and reps.....at that point in his life he seemed to be an “equal” basher....had me laughing so hard I was crying...
is he still the same or has he taken sides ?

bring me up to speed guys.....


6 posted on 10/24/2009 11:09:34 AM PDT by Thinkin
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To: Thinkin

dear god...sorry for the spelling.


7 posted on 10/24/2009 11:11:44 AM PDT by Thinkin
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I wonder why they straighten, bleach, etc. if they’re so proud of their heritage.


8 posted on 10/24/2009 11:20:25 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS, the party of taxes and death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I have black relatives. Their hair is a CONSTANT source of worry. Personally, if it’s really curly and ‘nappy’ I see nothing wrong with keeping it short and natural. But they want ‘good’ hair so they spend hours getting processes and lots of $.
IRONICALLY- the child that connects our families( our angel,and the love of our lives) has beautiful, thick, wavy hair BUT her mother and sister persist in doing it up in the same ‘beady’ball’ braids. It took 8 hours once to cornrow this childs hair.
Now I ask you- what is the point of having ‘good’ hair if you won’t treat it differently and ditch the ‘black’ hair styles you’re confined to if it’s nappy?


9 posted on 10/24/2009 11:21:48 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“I wonder why they straighten, bleach, etc. if they’re so proud of their heritage.”

And white women CURL their hair....and spend untold hours trying to get a glorious tan..............dah


10 posted on 10/24/2009 11:26:50 AM PDT by Thinkin
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To: Thinkin

He’s still an iconoclast.


11 posted on 10/24/2009 11:29:47 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Thinkin

Every show I’ve seen Chris do, he’s had an American flag flying above him, while making it clear he thinks the USA is the best nation on earth.

His next step is usually to skewer fellow blacks ala Bill Cosby. His lecture about the difference between being rich and having wealth is a classic-it’s directed to the black community.

After that, it’s the white man’s turn. Generally the longest part of the act, but to be expected.


12 posted on 10/24/2009 11:30:22 AM PDT by cydcharisse
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To: cydcharisse

Every show I’ve seen Chris do, he’s had an American flag flying above him, while making it clear he thinks the USA is the best nation on earth”

Thanks for the update...good to know that my original opinion of the man was right...!! Very funny guy !!!


13 posted on 10/24/2009 11:41:01 AM PDT by Thinkin
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To: Thinkin

Yep, guess heritage doesn’t really mean that much afterall.


14 posted on 10/24/2009 11:46:43 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS, the party of taxes and death. Is this what you want?)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Corn rows don’t hurt the hair.

What to watch out for is over-processing a child’s hair — it can cause a receding hairline.


15 posted on 10/24/2009 11:48:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Brave amateurs....they do their part.)
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To: Thinkin

Yup ...still the same. You mess up, he kills ya with funny. Doesn’t matter if you’re black white Dem or Rep. I would bet good money that when comedians finally start going after Obama, Chris will be one of the first to do so.


16 posted on 10/24/2009 11:51:28 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

it’s funny that Steven Rae doesn’t recognise that Ms Angelu is paraphrasing 1st Corinthians 11:15


17 posted on 10/24/2009 11:54:35 AM PDT by lack-of-trust
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“Yup ...still the same. You mess up, he kills ya with funny. Doesn’t matter if you’re black white Dem or Rep. I would bet good money that when comedians finally start going after Obama, Chris will be one of the first to do so.”

Of course....thats his job...thats he does for a living...I hope he is too smart to hitch his horses to another mans wagon....


18 posted on 10/24/2009 11:56:40 AM PDT by Thinkin
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’m actually interested to see this film.


19 posted on 10/24/2009 11:58:55 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The hardest laugh I’ve ever had when watching SNL came from Rock’s Def Jam Surgery bit, one of the greatest parodies to have ever been done.


20 posted on 10/24/2009 12:00:34 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Palladin

Watch what you say about blondes in Texas!;)


21 posted on 10/24/2009 12:09:56 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

I know....FR is full of them!


22 posted on 10/24/2009 1:14:41 PM PDT by Palladin (The Obama Administration: "A Czar Too Far")
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To: Palladin

We’re everywhere; we’re everywhere! Run for you life!


23 posted on 10/24/2009 1:38:17 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
When Rock enters a Korean-owned hair-supply shop in California that caters to blacks, his condescending questions point to the friction between African Americans and Asians in ways that aren't altogether amusing.

I wonder why he's condescending; because the store is KOREAN owned? They were just exploiting a ready market. Any black entrepreneur could have done the same, but apparently didn't.

24 posted on 10/24/2009 2:34:13 PM PDT by SuziQ
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I was in Las Vegas years ago for a long week-end and there was some convention in town from Texas....I never saw so many bleached blonds in one place before...I figured it must be a Texas law or something like that....not a brown, red headed or black haired woman to be found......:O)
25 posted on 10/24/2009 2:47:14 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: mysterio

Saw it this afternoon. Very funny.

I had no idea hair was such a big export in India. Theres a scene where one man explains that not only is hair obtained from women sacrificing it at a temple, but it’s also snatched from the heads of sleeping women, and distracted women at the movie house.


26 posted on 10/24/2009 7:38:06 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: goat granny

Texas law, definitely!

With Laura Bush being the only exception.


27 posted on 10/24/2009 7:57:32 PM PDT by Palladin (The Obama Administration: "A Czar Too Far")
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To: thecodont

Indian women have gorgeous hair.


28 posted on 10/24/2009 7:58:34 PM PDT by Palladin (The Obama Administration: "A Czar Too Far")
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To: BenLurkin

Corn rows don’t hurt the hair, but they’re pretty painful to get done when they pull the hair so TIGHT against the scalp.
It’s painful to undo as well.
This child has hair well past her shoulders and it takes HOURS to corn row when IT ISN’T necessary. All the hairstyles for ‘good’ hair are possible, but-nope-they persist in doing what they say they HATE to have to do to their hair to hers. Makes no sense to me.
And there is no way it makes sense to subject any child to HOURS in a chair while you do their hair. Especially when it isn’t necessary.


29 posted on 10/26/2009 6:18:09 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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