I guess on the outside, looking in… Black women have a different obsession with hair. (This is a fact, especially coming from a hair obsessed blog).
Now, when trying to market to Black women, I don’t think it is wise to mention our hair obsession, and lack of Vagina obsession. Just saying.
I mention this because of the recent Summer’s Eve’s Advertisements. (Click Read More for Video)
A Black hand talks about all the time spend in the club and, “hair on your head”, and the neglect to the hair down there while drawing a cactus.
The Latino hand starts off by saying “Aye, Aye, Aye” and then in a heavily accented voice mentions the “trashing the tacky leopard thong.” She evens mentions the ease of child birth while several storks carrying babies are displayed.
If you are familiar with the term octoroon, you understand that if you are 1/8th black, you are considered a Black person despite all the generations of any other race that may be in your ancestry. This law was an economic decision. Keep Blacks enslaved = free labor, more wealth for plantation owners.
In other nations like China, being Black can means something different. A while back on Naturally Sophia‘s blog I saw the story of Lou Jing. Lou grew up in China with her Chinese mom, never knowing her African-American father.
Click read more to see video from CNN…
Whenever anyone looks at Lou Jing, they see a Black girl. Besides her skin color, Lou Jing is Chinese. She knows no Black people. Due to our interesting world, Lou needs to labeled, and put things into a neat box of race that does not exist for her.