Maybe Solange, but Cassie and Selita Ebanks for Carol's Daughter... NOT SO MUCH! by Mia Anita

C'mon Lisa, now I know you know better than this. Yes, all three women are beautiful and I applaud their accomplishments, but it's only been a few days since the spokes-three were announced and a few hours since this video dropped and black women around the country are NOT FEELING IT!

The issue with mainstream "beauty" is the lack of representation for women of color, specifically, black women. Now Carol's Daughter received a lot of respect and patronizing because finally we felt there was a line for us by us (F.U.B.U. 2000) and we felt a part and appropriately represented. Now looking at this trio, yes they all three are women of color, yes they all have great beauty teams working on them to attract the visual affect, BUT, these 3 women DO NOT represent the many grades of hair that range within the black community that are yearning for a brand that values and represents us!

A chic fresh out of a weave is not trying to hear Cassie talk about her stress troubles of wanting curly hair and being bored by her straight hair... HATED IT! That's like asking Bill Gates to speak about his desire for a yacht instead of his jet-skis and sailboat. I don't have either one, so WHY do I care?! I DON'T!

I'm interested to see the further backlash Ms. Price and her brand will get from this "bold" move. I mean where's Kelly Rowland? Where's chic from Girlfriends? Hell, where's Macy Gray? Variety is what black America is and I'm sorry but these campaign picks say nothing in relation to variety. Sadly enough, what it reads to me is a big mis-representation of the true diversity within the black community continually fed to the entire world that continues to divide our diaspora even further not just by location but through deep-seeded intra-racial ideologies.

Mia Anita's response to this whole campaign:

photo couresty of ecrater.com


Anonymous said...

I disagree. Why is it wrong for Cassie as a Black woman to talk about her hair issues? She has a valid experience that other women go through as well.

Why is it a crime to have good hair and actually say it?

This roundtable was an accurate depiction of how these specific women deal with their hair issues.

Not all Black women have kinky hair.

ALD said...

Please elaborate on "good hair..."
I think your comment touches on the reason why this campaign is an issue.

While it might be an accurate depiction how "these women" deal with their hair issues, It is not an accurate depiction of how women who use the line as a whole.

Can we touch on he fact that Cassie and Selita Ebanks have fake pieces of hair....

"Not all black people have kinky hair'=is this the the opposite of the "good hair" you were referring to in your early statements?