From Baby Hairs To ‘Sticky Bangs’: 5 Times Whiteness Has Columbus’ed Black Women’s Aesthetics

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The Kardashian Clan 

The Kardashians won’t admit to it but they are serial cultural appropriators. The bronzing and tanning of their skin, plastic surgery to mimic the curvaceous body and full lips that Black women have naturally, flaunting cornrows and wearing durags  is blatantly disrespectful to Black women. Kim Kardashian commented on the backlash she’s receives for wearing braids and said she was only wearing braids so she and her daughter, North West, could have matching hairstyles.

“I would never do anything to appropriate any culture,” she told  i-D. “But I have in the past got backlash from putting my hair in braids and I understand that… I’ve had these conversation with her that are like, ‘Hey, maybe this hairstyle would be better on you and not on me’. But I also want her to feel that I can do a hairstyle with her and not make it that big of deal either if that’s something that she’s really asking for and really wants.”

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