The other day, I posted the dance battle between Jiggaboos and Wannabes from Spike Lee’s classic film School Daze ((here’s the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlxI3-8BVKQ). I am wondering if this scene resonates with you all. Do you think that the tension depicted between Black women (and women in general) still exists?
I am also very concerned about the younger generation (Generation Y or Millenials http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Y). According to research, the Millenials are among the most diverse generation in history. As a result, data suggest that issues like race and ethnicity may not play a large of a role in their identity formation. That is, some consider millenials to be post-racial; however, not all agree (http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/DAED_a_00087). What do you think? What would you say to the younger generation about hair and identity?