New frontier in racist microaggression: Hotel shampoo

New frontier in racist microaggression: Hotel shampoo

[Ed. – Frankly, the implication that white people don’t want to use lotion on their entire bodies sounds like a microaggression to me.]

[I]n a live Q&A with the features editor of The Root in mid-July…[o]ne participant called hotel shampoo a racist “microaggression” and asked for advice on how to take action against the injustice.

“Why don’t America’s hotels provide hair products for black as well as white hair?” asked the reader, Don Mullen.

“Is there a way to get them to correct this ‘micro-aggression’?” Mullen continued.

Rather than give advice on how to battle shampoo racism, however, Jenée Desmond-Harris said she was “not so sure about the shampoo and conditioner selection as a microaggression.” …

Desmond-Harris did suggest that if hotel shampoo were a microagression, hotel lotion would be one too, since “the tiny moisturizer that most hotels provide is very clearly not designed for those who want or need to use it on their entire body (read: most black people).”

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