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WHO REALLY IS "NATURAL"?

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I must admit I was sucked into the bottomless vortex that is the "Natural is for blacks" debate. Curlynikki was recently attacked, for want of a better word, by a "senior editor" of Ebony magazine for featuring a Caucasian young woman who has curly hair. I had to read, and re-read all the related articles and the comments to see if I missed something because I just can't see what the uproar is about. The Ebony writer had this to say- 

''the sacred sanctity of Black Girl Space was violated via the inclusion of a White woman on a natural hair blog, it should come as no surprise that a number of people were disappointed....''


The young lady, Sarah, who seems to be the epicenter of this new debacle was interviewed by Curly Nikki and asked pretty much the same standard questions that she had asked countless of black women in the past, " Had you always embraced your hair texture, What is your hair routine? What is your favorite hairstyle?..." …