**If this is all true, how do I expand it? I feel as though this isn’t factual information, mostly common knowledge and assumptions. This also isn’t necessarily specific to my topic. I search for counter arguments last night and I watched your video. I still feel like I cannot find an exact cause.
It can be argued that Black American’s suffer from self hatred at the hands of the majority White society. History makes it easy to blame White people for African-American’s desire to chemically change their hair and skin. This blame can actually be placed on Black Americans themselves.
In today’s society, a Black person’s need to conform is not the fault of White people. It is the fault of whoever feels the need to chemically straighten their hair. The oppression of slavery and segregation caused White people to feel shame in the presence of all Black people, who reminded them of the crime of previous centuries. Black people straightened their hair to ease White consciences by appearing to assimilate and following their beauty standards. When Black people maintain chemically straightened hair, it makes them and the White people around them comfortable since straight hair appears as a way to conform.
Whether you are Black, White, Asian or Latin, no one of any race or ethnicity chooses to look different and to not conform. The average person desire to fit into their culture’s mainstream beauty standards and fashion trend- this isn’t new. People within this society will do anything to conform to the standards set by our culture and to minimize their resentment of their differences. Self-consciousness will cause one to seek an opportunity to alter their difference in the direction of the set societal beauty standard. This is not evidence of self hatred; it is natural to want to conform to society and to look similar to everyone else. Black people are discontent with how they look in comparison to mainstream White beauty standards.