Congress just passed the Crown Act, a bill that makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against those with natural/”protective” hair. The text of the bill makes it abundantly clear that it’s specifically designed to protect black people from such discrimination. This makes me wonder what will happen when a white person (or Asian) sues an employer for hair-discrimination. Will he get the same protection under the law?
I’ve always been a proponent of natural hair. Whatever texture hair you were born with, I say, wear it with pride. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s not beautiful or acceptable. However, now that this law is on the books, it’s going to serve as yet one more weapon in the anti-white arsenal. When employers are presented with two candidates, one white, and the other black with “protective” hair, they now have at least TWO reasons to not hire the white: The black candidate could sue them for racial discrimination, and he can sue them for hair discrimination. Even if the lawsuit has no merit, it will cost the employer a lot of money. It’s easier to just hire the black candidate. Though it looks reasonable on paper, in reality, it’s just one more blow to white civil rights.
Ironically, the creators of the Crown Act movement do not sport natural hair:
In fact, if you click on the link above, you’ll see that hardly any of the featured champions of black hair wear their hair naturally. I’m not saying this is wrong; it’s their hair to do with as they please. I do think it’s ironic though.
Comedienne Chelsea Handler has condemned white men. From The Blaze:
Chelsea Handler says white men ‘owe us an apology’ and that their ‘opinion is irrelevant’
Handler explained that white men might not individually be responsible for any wrongdoing, but as a collective they have had an “unfair advantage” over women.
She said, “The pattern of behavior [of white men] in our culture, it’s not your fault, but you have to recognize that you’ve had an unfair advantage, and that women have had to pay the price for that, period.”
Handler proceeded to proclaim that when a group that is deemed to have privilege issues an opinion or voices a complaint, their perspective is “irrelevant.”
She said, “It’s like when a white person is arguing about racism, as if they have any idea what the impact or effect is … your opinion is irrelevant.”
Her opinion isn’t worth any more than anybody else’s, so why is this a problem? It’s a problem because she’s practically a one-person institution in the entertainment world. Her Wikipedia entry includes an impressive resume, and shows the tremendous amount of support she has from the Establishment. That she can publicly make such broad claims about whites, specifically white men, and suffer absolutely NO consequences speaks to the entrenchment of anti-white attitudes in the entertainment industry.
Contrast this with the backlash suffered by Jane Campion, who jokingly chided two black celebrity women, and obviously meant no harm. She had to offer a public apology, even though she never condemned black people; she simply made a joke about two women who HAPPENED to be black, and even praised them – and it was still considered a scandal. From Yahoo:
As she accepted the accolade for Best Director for her film The Power of The Dog last Sunday, Campion started out by acknowledging the “incredible women” in the room. She playfully declared that Halle Berry “had already done [her speech] and really killed it.” Then she set her sights on Venus and Serena Williams (King Richard, the film about how their father shaped their career, was nominated for 6 awards).
Campion shared with the audience that she had personally taken up tennis before inviting the pair to her house to give her lessons. As if all of this wasn’t bizarre enough, she somehow managed to put her foot in her mouth even more. Right after sending “love” to the guys, she said: “Serena and Venus, you are such marvels. However, you do not play against the guys like I have to…”
Shortly after her speech, the internet was ablaze with anger, confusion and disgust. Author Saeed Jones tweeted: “That Jane Campion whiplash is a perfect distillation of white feminism.” Writer and actor Ryan Ken noted: “It’s so revealing when you attempt a point about sexism and your first thought goes to minimizing Black women. Into a microphone. While accepting an award. Looking at them in their faces & smiling. This is exactly why you have to wait a few business years to clap for white women.”
As a white person, no matter what you say about a non-white group, you can’t win. Your opinion is considered not valid, and you’ll be accused of racism regardless. Some “privilege!”