Skip to comments.Chris Rock's twist on a cultural craving (Rock criticizes black women's hair)
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.
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“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.
I’ll watch it (Netflicks). I loves me some nappiness!
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.
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.....
dear god...sorry for the spelling.
I wonder why they straighten, bleach, etc. if they’re so proud of their heritage.
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?
“I wonder why they straighten, bleach, etc. if theyre so proud of their heritage.”
And white women CURL their hair....and spend untold hours trying to get a glorious tan..............dah
He’s still an iconoclast.
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.
Every show Ive seen Chris do, hes 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 !!!
Yep, guess heritage doesn’t really mean that much afterall.
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.
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.
it’s funny that Steven Rae doesn’t recognise that Ms Angelu is paraphrasing 1st Corinthians 11:15
“Yup ...still the same. You mess up, he kills ya with funny. Doesnt matter if youre 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....
I’m actually interested to see this film.
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.
Watch what you say about blondes in Texas!;)
I know....FR is full of them!
We’re everywhere; we’re everywhere! Run for you life!
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.
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.
Texas law, definitely!
With Laura Bush being the only exception.
Indian women have gorgeous hair.
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.
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