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Black Girl Festival: What my identity means to me

#1  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 01, 2017 10:34 pm

Hundreds of women gathered at the UK's first Black Girl Festival in London to celebrate and explore what it means to be a black woman in the UK.
Founders, Paula Akpan and Nicole Krystal, crowdfunded over £7,000 to launch the event because they felt it was something that had never been done before.
There was discussion on everything from mental health and education to motherhood and the natural hair movement, as well as a market supporting black-owned businesses.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41815868

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#2  Postby Animavore » Nov 01, 2017 10:43 pm

Get help.
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#3  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 01, 2017 10:45 pm

Boring.
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#4  Postby I'm With Stupid » Nov 01, 2017 10:47 pm

I'll have you know the bald community is a group.

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#5  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 01, 2017 10:50 pm

Exactly. Such thinking is pure comedy.


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#6  Postby Thommo » Nov 01, 2017 10:57 pm

Keep It Real wrote:Why is saying that being black is VERY fucking important repped and loved all the time? Does it not just encourage and facilitate in group/out group/racist culture?


Does it? I'm sceptical.

I've never seen any causal link between a black women's group and racist culture. Why would you say it seems to be the case?
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#7  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 01, 2017 11:02 pm

Not the primary cause imo - slavery and xenophobia are the primary causes imo but such articles in the media perpetuate/encourage/facilitate/validate such in group/out group thinking.
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#8  Postby Thommo » Nov 01, 2017 11:03 pm

Slavery is a primary cause of racism?

That doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
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#9  Postby scott1328 » Nov 01, 2017 11:05 pm

Keep It Real wrote:Exactly. Such thinking is pure comedy.



This was tried once already. We call the country Liberia.
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#10  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 01, 2017 11:09 pm

This should probably be in sociology actually....I put in in psychology out of habit/laziness. soz
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#11  Postby I'm With Stupid » Nov 01, 2017 11:12 pm

These kind of things happen when a minority community is not properly integrated, accepted or otherwise given equal opportunities in mainstream society. Gay pride only exists because homophobia exists, for example. If black women didn't experience discrimination based on race and gender, they wouldn't have to come up with a separate festival to give people a space to show their talents. But yes, the better long term solution should be to fight for more representation of different groups at mainstream events. But strangely, the types of people who say, "International Women's Day? When's International Men's Day?" amongst other catchphrases don't tend to like that either.
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#12  Postby Spinozasgalt » Nov 01, 2017 11:25 pm

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#13  Postby Seabass » Nov 01, 2017 11:33 pm

The world will be a better place when everyone is mixed breed like me. No more racism.

Then we'll hate and kill each other over curly hair vs. straight hair. Of course, we'll have to figure out if the wavy hairs fit with the curly hairs or the straight hairs, or if they get their own wavy identity.
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#14  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 01, 2017 11:35 pm

lol SeaBass talking about hair - I copied this post before I read yours.

Fallible wrote:I think that I'm no more likely to align myself with someone just because they are the same gender as me than I am to align myself with someone who has the same hair colour as me. Or to put it another way, you and I, for example, would have enough in common in a myriad of other areas for us to be able to say we're not really that different. Gender is a bit of a red herring for me. Do I have more in common with the Queen than I do with you? I'd say not.
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#15  Postby Spinozasgalt » Nov 01, 2017 11:41 pm

Discrimination on the basis of hair texture is already countenanced in your OP. That's what the natural hair movement is about.
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#16  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 01, 2017 11:42 pm

And nationalism can fuck off too. I doubt we'll ever have to deal with planetism :pray:

I don't want perfect Pareto efficiency resembling homogeneity though.....just no beef please (unless play acting and consensual and for fun hehehe)
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#17  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 01, 2017 11:43 pm

Spinozasgalt wrote:Discrimination on the basis of hair texture is already countenanced in your OP. That's what the natural hair movement is about.

It is? can't remember that....
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#18  Postby Spinozasgalt » Nov 01, 2017 11:46 pm

Keep It Real wrote:
There was discussion on everything from mental health and education to motherhood and the natural hair movement, as well as a market supporting black-owned businesses.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41815868
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#19  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 01, 2017 11:49 pm

Oh no...sorry...now I understand.
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#20  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 01, 2017 11:53 pm

Any chance you can sort my roots out Jennifer? I should retrain as a beauty therapist....reppin the Rab C Nesbit ting hehehe
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