Microaggressive: Yes or No??
Time to play 😬Microaggressive: Yes or No??🤔 starting with this clip of Pam Grier pulling a gun from her Afro 🔫🙎🏿 in Foxy Brown! Seems like a straightforward “Hell yes!” but this was a Blaxploitation film and some argue that similar to the recent “Get Out” the genre was the product of a rise in black identity politics and meant to be a satirical critique of systemic racism. But, viewed in context of 2017…hmmmm.🤦🏿♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏾♀️ Just ask our editor @amandagorman who said: +++”This brings up that awkward moment when TSA ✈️searches through my kinky hair checking for weaponry or other items. ✂️💣🔫 When a film like this presents the Afro, especially the black woman’s Afro, as something threatening or capable of concealing weapons, it fortifies a perception that the black body is dangerous or untrustworthy👨🏿👩🏿. The relative ‘unknown’ of kinky hair, meaning how little white people have to actually understand it, makes it seem more ‘mysterious’ or ‘exotic’, which explains why so many people, not just TSA, shove their fingers in my locks 🙄🙅🏿. What do they think will be in there? Atlantis? My lunch? An extra carry-on?🏝🍔🛍” +++ Tell us if Pam Grier and her mult-purpose Afro are Microaggressive below! ✊🏿💕✊🏽✊🏾✊🏼💕✊🏻