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    "I think a lil' vanity can be a wonderful thang. Keeps us from running out the house looking like: "WTH??" (ROFL)
    We all feel better when we think we look good.

    The trick is learning to look good by your OWN standards, and not try to measure up to other folks' standards."

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    HeavnsGirl

    "Once you go natural your mindset should also change,

    otherwise your mind is still living The LYE !!!!!!!!!!!"

    -- Jazzyrock

    "Generally, the victims of a system of oppression have no alternative other than to accept blindly the patterns of symbols, logic, thought, speech, emotional responses and perceptions that are imposed forcefully upon them by their oppressors.
    After hundreds of years of oppression, the oppressed, having lost the sense of their own identity, begin to believe that the brain-products of their oppressors are one and the same with their own, failing completely to realize that they did not control their own brain-computers nor their brain-computers' output.

    The slave's fate is not to see nor reason why, but only to do or die. However, the process of liberation is one wherein the oppressed begin to clearly distinguish their perceptions, logic and thought processes from the oppressors'.

    The oppressed, then, begin to respect and validate their perceptions and their logic and thought processes, realizing fully that they can never free themselves with the thought processes and perceptions that were a part of the process of their enslavement."

    -- Dr. Francis Cress Welsing, "The Isis Papers: Keys to the Colors"

    "Oppressed hair puts a ceiling on the brain."
    -- Alice Walker

    "The Black Man in America has been colonized mentally, his mind has been destroyed.

    And today, even though he goes to college, he comes out and still doesn't even know he is a Black Man; he is ashamed of what he is because his culture has been destroyed; he has been made to hate his skin; he has been made to hate the texture of his hair; he has been made to hate the features that God gave him."

    -- "Malcolm X and James Farmer
    Separation and Integration Dialogue" - May 1962

    "AFRO-DENIAL:

    A psychological affliction wherein patients exhibit self-delusional behavior,
    believing they have straight-flowing, European supermodel-type hair
    --thereby refusing to accept the coarseness, thickness,
    and/or nappiness of their actual hair."

    -- Aaron McGruder, The Boondocks

    "Reconstructing a new culture among the African slaves involved the master supplying them with implements of his culture. Used combs, worn hair brushes, and ragged clothing were some materials given to the slaves by the master. The European comb was often used as a measurement by slaves as to whether one's hair was good or bad. If combing was relatively easy, you had good hair. If it was difficult, you had bad hair. Slaves were genuinely grateful. These discarded items became a permanent part of the slave's new culture."
    "400 Years Without a Comb: The Untold Story"
    by Willie L. Morrow, Chapter: "Curly Hair in Bondage", Page 54

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    i like.

    although with the opression quote, i like to believe that after all this there always comes a revolution.

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    Thanks for posting these. I think I'm going to begin collecting Quotes from the ladies here and other places...always giving credit where credit is due. They are so inspiring and enlightening.

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    I really enjoyed those quotes it makes you think.

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    Thanks for posting these. I think I'm going to begin...

    Hmmm...... op: even though I copied and paste from another site, I think I'll do the same! I need to write some down too!

    They are very interesting.

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    Beautiful quotes! I feel like printing them out and using them to slap around the heads of the multitude of loud-mouthed yet ignorant people out there...Oh well

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    Wow, that was richly beautiful and deep....I have slowed down on the reading, and you just inspired me to go back and pick up few books.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    I Love enlightening quotes.

    I want to put the Boondocks Afro-Denial one on the back of a t-shirt and give people something to read while I'm standing in line.

    I always catch people staring at my naps anyway. :P

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    very interesting and very true

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    I Love enlightening quotes.* I want to put the Boondocks...

    Me, too! Me, too!

    I am a lover of quotes and didn't have any relating to natural hair.

    Thanks for sharing, OP.

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    "I think a lil' vanity can be a wonderful thang....

    I enjoyed reading this! Thanks for sharing the knowledge!

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    I Love enlightening quotes.à‚* I want to put the Boondocks...

    I third that! I loved those quotes, Queenli, thanks! Every Black american person should read them.

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    "Oppressed hair puts a ceiling on the brain."-- Alice Walker...

    All the qoutes where great but I really love the quote by Alice Walker thanks for sharing them!

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    op: *Bump*

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