Day: September 3, 2009

Salon.com’s War Room chronicled a recent visit RNC Chairman Michael Steele made to the historically black college campus of Howard University and naturally, the result was not pretty. Blame it on Steele’s cluelessness. Blame it on the GOP’s largely failed minority outreach. Blame it on the rain, the stars or the silver moon. But whatever you do, Michael, don’t blame it on you. (Even though it is kinda of your fault since you are the chairman.)

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I’ve written a thing or two about Michelle Obama’s hair, but nothing to match what Erin Aubry Kaplan penned for Salon.com in February and Jenee Desmond-Harris recent article for Time Magazine. For a lot of people (re: non-black people), black women’s hair is like the mystery of the Sphinx. How did it get that way? Why does it change from week-to-week? Is it real? But those are all much too rude and personal of questions to even ask someone. (Not that rudeness stops them, as I get my fair share of “Is it real? Can I touch it?” requests from white and black people alike.) Because of that perceived rudeness, these articles become necessary to answer the questions of the curious and the confused.

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