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Respectability Politics
Respectability Politics

By MONIQUE YOUNGER on Mar 08, 2021

A black child’s proximity to mainstream respectability is a kind of social barometer for many black parents. Respectability politics, the tendency of a minority group to police its unique cultural practices, is not universally accepted as good practice in black communities. 

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Relax, Don't Do It!
Relax, Don't Do It!

By MONIQUE YOUNGER on Feb 08, 2021

Hair relaxers have been in use since the early 1900s. A hair relaxer is a cream that reduces the natural curl pattern of your hair by breaking down the hair strand and chemically altering the texture. Most people who decide to get their hair relaxed have curly hair who want it stick straight without the frizz. 

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