Woman wears shower cap in public; ‘race’ meltdown ensues

Woman wears shower cap in public; ‘race’ meltdown ensues
We make no race-based assumptions about who wears shower caps here at LU. But we do think the retriever looks pretty cute. (Image: Shutterstock, Mat Hayward)

[Ed. – I think we can take it for granted at this point that the list of events from which no “race” meltdown will ensue is by far the shorter one.]

The NYT article in question, “Fighting Frizz? Then You Should’ve Put a Shower Cap on It” discusses how some lady who lives in Park Slope named Aly Walansky goes out with her shower cap on in the summer because it’s so, so humid out and she would “much rather embarrass whomever [she’s] with than arrive where [she’s] going with bad hair.”

No doubt, it seems like a weird thing to write an article about. I’ve got to say, I really, really don’t care. But [the blog] Hello Beautiful does — because “when Black folks do this in public, they get a LOT of reactions, but New York Times articles aren’t among them.”

“But what in the holy ‘White People White Peopling And Making News For It’ hell is this?” the article, written by the blog’s staff, states. “From ‘boxer braids’ to calling North West a natural-hair icon to Kylie Jenner inventing wigs, this year should just be dubbed ‘The Year Columbusing Became The New Norm.’”

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