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Braids, Children, and Community: 61below: jyuu-chan: something-in-the-way-she-knows: freakishfrollic: psalmsofraven: yokhakidfiasco: stacyfaheyart: Illustration about Native American boys who have to cut off their braids to follow school dress codes. And black people have the same issue when it comes to finding jobs/careers. ^^^^ yes but it ain’t about us right now this is actually really important and pardon me for doing the cliche reblogging with a caption thing but i want to talk about braids and just how significant they are to native people (and of course i can’t talk about every native tribe as there are very specific sects and i only really am coming from the perspective of seneca) hair is extremely important as it represents the walking of the Sacred Path as the physical extension of thought and self, and holy men, women and two-spirits are identified through specific styles of dress and even if not holy, the hair shows what a person has participated in, their feelings, their age, whether they are married or not, whether they are in mourning and their tribe my grandfather is seneca and he had to remove his braids at a very young age and it was an act of assimilation because his mother knew they had to try to be white in order to proceed and it’s a tool of oppression and humiliation to cut (or force to cut) a native american person’s hair for both religious and cultural preservationist reasons my mom is half-seneca and her choice for me to not cut my hair until i was 13 and for it to be worn in traditional manner was because of this and when i cut my hair then, i cut it off at the base of my head for also this reason; i was diagnosed with depression and was going through therapy, i wanted my hair and my treatment to signify that i was becoming a new, better person– eventually i started dying my hair but that is for separate reasons of colour symbolism and it’s still an important thing to me please do not invalidate the struggles of other POC, i understand that this happens and it’s horrific to not be able to wear your natural hair, these are also children whose culture and religion is being stripped away from them and they can’t even participate in something so important within their culture simply because of white patriarchal ideas of masculinity ^^THIS American Indian children (especially plains ndns) were forced to attend boarding schools where they were forbidden to speak their own language and had to cut off their hair and choose a “white” name from the bible. If you refused, the teacher would often ridicule you by ignoring you anytime you attempted to speak or participate in class, to the point of saying offensive, false things about your people to rile you up enough that you gave in and picked a white name so the teacher would let you speak and tell the truth. (This is shown in bury my heart at wounded knee). In fact, it is hard to trace records before the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries bc the govt considered the way native peoples often have several different names that they go by in different context and by different people to be too annoying to record them in a census, another reason they were forced to choose white names. Being oppressed for your natural hair and the names you choose is a real thing other poc face and it’s wrong and it’s racist, but this specific post is about what it means to American Indians, and for them it was not only racist stereotyping, but forced assimilation and genocide of their cultures. dude holy shit being ridiculed for not assimilating was the least of your worries in a residential school. i know people who were forced to kneel on sharp rocks in a corner for speaking a single word in their native language some fun facts abt residential schools: • people who went to residential schools were abused physically, sexually, verbally, and emotionally. my mushum went through all of these until he turned 18 and was allowed to leave • boys were not allowed to wear their braids. period. the point of the residential schools was to ‘kill the indian in the child’ and you can google literal before-and-after images of students that the schools would distribute as a source of PRIDE • the government would experiment on the students, starving them to see how long they could go without food before it seriously affected them. officially, over 6,000 native children died in residential schools. our government admits the number was likely much higher • residential schools were literally hitler’s source of inspiration for concentration camps during world war II • where im working right now, there are people in their 30s who were forced to attend residential schools • the last residential school closed in 1996, one year after i was born, two hours away from where i live, twenty minutes from my family’s reserve native assimilation has been the goal from the very start Residential schools may have officially been shut down, but native kids are still disproportionately removed from their homes and while ICWA (the Indian Child Welfare Act) was designed with the intent of ensuring they’re still placed within their community, ICWA was just recently overturned in the courts, which means that these children are being overwhelmingly placed with white families. This hasn’t stopped. They’ve just gotten less overt about it.
Braids, Children, and Community: 61below:
jyuu-chan:

something-in-the-way-she-knows:

freakishfrollic:

psalmsofraven:

yokhakidfiasco:

stacyfaheyart:

Illustration about Native American boys who have to cut off their braids to follow school dress codes.

And black people have the same issue when it comes to finding jobs/careers.

^^^^ yes but it ain’t about us right now

this is actually really important and pardon me for doing the cliche reblogging with a caption thing but i want to talk about braids and just how significant they are
to native people (and of course i can’t talk about every native tribe as there are very specific sects and i only really am coming from the perspective of seneca) hair is extremely important as it represents the walking of the Sacred Path as the physical extension of thought and self, and holy men, women and two-spirits are identified through specific styles of dress and even if not holy, the hair shows what a person has participated in, their feelings, their age, whether they are married or not, whether they are in mourning and their tribe
my grandfather is seneca and he had to remove his braids at a very young age and it was an act of assimilation because his mother knew they had to try to be white in order to proceed and it’s a tool of oppression and humiliation to cut (or force to cut) a native american person’s hair for both religious and cultural preservationist reasons
my mom is half-seneca and her choice for me to not cut my hair until i was 13 and for it to be worn in traditional manner was because of this and when i cut my hair then, i cut it off at the base of my head for also this reason; i was diagnosed with depression and was going through therapy, i wanted my hair and my treatment to signify that i was becoming a new, better person– eventually i started dying my hair but that is for separate reasons of colour symbolism and it’s still an important thing to me
please do not invalidate the struggles of other POC, i understand that this happens and it’s horrific to not be able to wear your natural hair, these are also children whose culture and religion is being stripped away from them and they can’t even participate in something so important within their culture simply because of white patriarchal ideas of masculinity

^^THIS
American Indian children (especially plains ndns) were forced to attend boarding schools where they were forbidden to speak their own language and had to cut off their hair and choose a “white” name from the bible. If you refused, the teacher would often ridicule you by ignoring you anytime you attempted to speak or participate in class, to the point of saying offensive, false things about your people to rile you up enough that you gave in and picked a white name so the teacher would let you speak and tell the truth. (This is shown in bury my heart at wounded knee). In fact, it is hard to trace records before the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries bc the govt considered the way native peoples often have several different names that they go by in different context and by different people to be too annoying to record them in a census, another reason they were forced to choose white names. 
Being oppressed for your natural hair and the names you choose is a real thing other poc face and it’s wrong and it’s racist, but this specific post is about what it means to American Indians, and for them it was not only racist stereotyping, but forced assimilation and genocide of their cultures. 

dude holy shit being ridiculed for not assimilating was the least of your worries in a residential school. i know people who were forced to kneel on sharp rocks in a corner for speaking a single word in their native language
some fun facts abt residential schools:
 • people who went to residential schools were abused physically, sexually, verbally, and emotionally. my mushum went through all of these until he turned 18 and was allowed to leave
 • boys were not allowed to wear their braids. period. the point of the residential schools was to ‘kill the indian in the child’ and you can google literal before-and-after images of students that the schools would distribute as a source of PRIDE
 • the government would experiment on the students, starving them to see how long they could go without food before it seriously affected them. officially, over 6,000 native children died in residential schools. our government admits the number was likely much higher
 • residential schools were literally hitler’s source of inspiration for concentration camps during world war II
 • where im working right now, there are people in their 30s who were forced to attend residential schools
 • the last residential school closed in 1996, one year after i was born, two hours away from where i live, twenty minutes from my family’s reserve
native assimilation has been the goal from the very start


Residential schools may have officially been shut down, but native kids are still disproportionately removed from their homes and while ICWA (the Indian Child Welfare Act) was designed with the intent of ensuring they’re still placed within their community, ICWA was just recently overturned in the courts, which means that these children are being overwhelmingly placed with white families. This hasn’t stopped. They’ve just gotten less overt about it.

61below: jyuu-chan: something-in-the-way-she-knows: freakishfrollic: psalmsofraven: yokhakidfiasco: stacyfaheyart: Illustration about ...

Being Alone, Beard, and Braids: Dwarven Hair Customs Much Like Orcs and Elves, Dwarves have many rules and customs in regards to their hair. Unlike Elves, who believe the act of cutting their hair is shameful, or Orcs who only maintain their hair until battle (an orcish answer to throwing down the gauntlet), a Dwarf will cut or restyle their hair at certain turning points during their life, such as reaching adulthood, marriage, a major victory loss (but not limited to) or on the battlefield, and death. Youth (50 and below) Simple, Free Ribbons -Beard hasn't come in fully No beads -No braids Usually or in a ponytail are popular with the kids worn loose Adulthood (51-200) (loose) Braids allowed Hair is very long if unmarried Beads can be earned -Improper entírely loose at this point ín life to wear hair AURUstETFe Old Age (200+ -Worn up, if long enough if short, ribbons, horsehair, wool, will be used to emulate longer hair etc Important note: the hair of a dwarf can be cut, but the beard gets left alone. Every dwarf grows a beard. If a dwarfling's beard hasnt come in by the time theyre 51, they remain a dwarfling until they grow one <Marriage Anewly married dwarf will cut off their hair in the back to signify commitment. Couples are disallowed from dívorce until both parties have regrown their hair to their shoulders (usually about 2 months). A married dwarf will cap their braids. 00 Victory This celebratory haircstyle is characterised by excessive decoration and braids, to be worn for 2 weeks, upon which the dwarf will add another bead to their everyday attire. < Battlefield Loss/Death of Loved One a Signified by an entirely clipped head of hair, when'a major loss is suffered in life, it's unlucky giving up some of your pride. not to pay it due respect by Death and Burial> A dwarf passingov must have their hair covered so that no beasts or demons see their life experiences. They to be allowed before the gods over into the afterlife on the journey may are said to uncover themselves AubuSE2fe filibusterfrog:dwarven hair customs
Being Alone, Beard, and Braids: Dwarven Hair Customs
 Much Like Orcs and Elves, Dwarves have
 many rules and customs in regards to their
 hair.
 Unlike Elves, who believe the act of cutting
 their hair is shameful, or Orcs who only maintain
 their hair until battle (an orcish answer to
 throwing down the gauntlet), a Dwarf will cut
 or restyle their hair at certain turning points
 during their life, such as
 reaching adulthood, marriage, a major victory
 loss
 (but not limited to)
 or
 on the battlefield, and death.
 Youth (50 and below)
 Simple, Free
 Ribbons
 -Beard hasn't come in
 fully
 No beads
 -No braids
 Usually
 or in a ponytail
 are
 popular
 with the
 kids
 worn loose
 Adulthood (51-200)
 (loose)
 Braids allowed
 Hair is very long
 if unmarried
 Beads can be earned
 -Improper
 entírely loose at this
 point ín life
 to wear hair
 AURUstETFe

 Old Age (200+
 -Worn up, if long
 enough
 if short, ribbons,
 horsehair, wool,
 will be used to
 emulate longer hair
 etc
 Important note: the hair of a dwarf can be cut, but the beard gets left alone.
 Every dwarf grows a beard. If a dwarfling's beard hasnt come in by the time
 theyre 51, they remain a dwarfling until they grow one
 <Marriage
 Anewly married dwarf will cut
 off their hair in the back to signify
 commitment. Couples are
 disallowed from dívorce until both
 parties have regrown their hair to
 their shoulders (usually about 2
 months). A married dwarf will cap
 their braids.
 00
 Victory
 This celebratory haircstyle is
 characterised by excessive decoration
 and braids, to be worn for 2 weeks,
 upon which the dwarf will add another
 bead to their everyday attire.
 < Battlefield Loss/Death of
 Loved One
 a
 Signified by an entirely clipped head of
 hair, when'a major loss is suffered in life,
 it's unlucky
 giving up some of your pride.
 not to pay it due respect by
 Death and Burial>
 A dwarf passingov
 must have their hair covered so that
 no beasts or demons
 see their life experiences. They
 to be allowed
 before the gods
 over into the afterlife
 on the journey may
 are said
 to uncover themselves
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filibusterfrog:dwarven hair customs

filibusterfrog:dwarven hair customs

Adele, Ariana Grande, and Beyonce: Where y'all want to put Rihanna. Eric" calls this area"Upper Echelon Can't Sing Where I'm arguing Rihanna belongs. Ariana Grande Whitney Houston Aretha Franklin Anita Baker Mariah Carey Beyonce Patti Labelle Jazmine Sullivan KeKe Wyat Keri Hilson SZA Ciara ill Scott Solange Monica Alicia Keys after the braids Fantasla Brandy Cassie Diana Ross lol Kehlani Taylor Swift Tamia Janet Jackson Jhene Aiko Britney Spears Adele (sometimes) Kelis Erica Mena Can "SANG" Can Sing Can Not beyonslayed: c-bassmeow: beyonslayed: c-bassmeow: florencelovesyou: beyonslayed: p-l-e-a-s-e wow Velvety Kelis behind Janet Whispering-Mouse Jackson?  Adele Brandy (vocally) wtf  Cassie, although I love her, should be dead last. Name me one song where she holds a note longer than two milliseconds. CANT Adele WHO????????? I don’t even like Adele but i have ears that work and Brandy’s delicate flower petal voice would collapse under the pressure of Rolling In the Deep SORRY  Brandy Norwood who was trained by and is only second to Whitney Houston herself would collapse under who? Yawndele has nowhere near the control that Brandy does ok now this convo is going to change. Second to whitney houston? so you’re saying that Brandy is better then Beyonce and Mariah Carey?!?!?!? WHAT ?!?!?! am I reading things correctly do words have meaning i had a stroke is this sarcasm help me 
Adele, Ariana Grande, and Beyonce: Where y'all want to put Rihanna.
 Eric" calls this area"Upper Echelon Can't Sing
 Where I'm arguing Rihanna belongs.
 Ariana Grande
 Whitney Houston
 Aretha Franklin Anita Baker
 Mariah Carey
 Beyonce
 Patti Labelle Jazmine Sullivan
 KeKe Wyat
 Keri Hilson
 SZA
 Ciara
 ill Scott
 Solange
 Monica
 Alicia Keys
 after the braids
 Fantasla Brandy
 Cassie
 Diana Ross lol
 Kehlani
 Taylor Swift
 Tamia
 Janet Jackson
 Jhene Aiko
 Britney Spears
 Adele (sometimes)
 Kelis
 Erica Mena
 Can "SANG"
 Can Sing
 Can Not
beyonslayed:
c-bassmeow:


beyonslayed:

c-bassmeow:

florencelovesyou:

beyonslayed:
p-l-e-a-s-e
wow

Velvety Kelis behind Janet Whispering-Mouse Jackson? 
Adele  Brandy (vocally) wtf 
Cassie, although I love her, should be dead last. Name me one song where she holds a note longer than two milliseconds. CANT

Adele  WHO?????????

I don’t even like Adele but i have ears that work and Brandy’s delicate flower petal voice would collapse under the pressure of Rolling In the Deep SORRY 


Brandy Norwood who was trained by and is only second to Whitney Houston herself would collapse under who? Yawndele has nowhere near the control that Brandy does

ok now this convo is going to change. Second to whitney houston? so you’re saying that Brandy is better then Beyonce and Mariah Carey?!?!?!? WHAT ?!?!?! am I reading things correctly do words have meaning i had a stroke is this sarcasm help me 

beyonslayed: c-bassmeow: beyonslayed: c-bassmeow: florencelovesyou: beyonslayed: p-l-e-a-s-e wow Velvety Kelis behind Janet Whispering...

Braids, Life, and Love: xyinx: blvckgeezus: boyy-bait: Life of a Customer Service Rep. Lmfao the pause Love her frames and braids… Aye she pretty
Braids, Life, and Love: xyinx:

blvckgeezus:


boyy-bait:

Life of a Customer Service Rep.

Lmfao the pause 


Love her frames and braids… Aye she  pretty

xyinx: blvckgeezus: boyy-bait: Life of a Customer Service Rep. Lmfao the pause Love her frames and braids… Aye she pretty

Braids, Life, and Love: xyinx: blvckgeezus: boyy-bait: Life of a Customer Service Rep. Lmfao the pause Love her frames and braids… Aye she pretty
Braids, Life, and Love: xyinx:
blvckgeezus:


boyy-bait:

Life of a Customer Service Rep.

Lmfao the pause 


Love her frames and braids… Aye she  pretty

xyinx: blvckgeezus: boyy-bait: Life of a Customer Service Rep. Lmfao the pause Love her frames and braids… Aye she pretty

Alive, Amazon, and Amazon Prime: Just checking if my dog is still alive in his blanket pile. Confirmed So my homies been ragging on me for STILL not having watched The Wire and it’s free to stream on amazon prime now so I said fuggit I need something to watch on the stair-master anyway leh go. Bruh...BRUH! They got the priest from Walking Dead playing a COP?! They got Telly from the movie Kids ... the one with the speech impediment who was infecting girls ☹️ ... as a dope fiend? AND THEY GOT KILLMONGER FROM THE BLACK MF PENTHA AS A WEE LAD IN BRAIDS SERVING DRUG FIENDS!?! NAWWWW 😂. MICHAEL B JORDAN WE KNEW U BEFORE THE WHITE GIRL-ONLY PARTIES IN ITALY BRUV 😂 WE KNEW U FROM YA NOKIA FLIP PHONE DAYS 😩 TEXTING KEKE FROM ON-SET LIKE “luv u <3 boo” 😂 CORNROWS AND TRIPLE XL SIZE BOMBER JACKET, BARELY ANY FACIAL HAIR ON THAT SOFT A$$ LIL BABY FACE, WE SEENT U 😂 DONT WORRY FAM, KEKE STILL LOVE U - KAYBEE STILL RIDING - THEY DOWN FOR U ALWAYS - BUT U BETTER COME BACK HOME BROTHER BEFORE U HECK AROUND AND GET REPLACEDT - THEY’LL GRAB HOMEBOY FROM “GET OUT” AND MAKE HIM THE NEW KILLMONGER LIKE THEY DID AUNT VIV ON FRESH PRINCE IF U DONT CHILL - FANS WATCHING BLEK PENTHA 2 AND SEE DUDE FROM GET OUT LIKE “O ELLO AUNTIE, CHEERIO!” (in a half British accent 😂). (It don’t matter that he already play the role of W’Kabi. Hollywood gon do brothers wrong REGARDLESS LMAOOO.) AND FANS LIKE ”what? Eh?” YES. U REPLACEABLE 🤨. HOMEBOY PROLLY GROWING OUT HIS DREDS AS WE SPEAK 😂 BLESS UP 😂😂😂 (📹: reddit u-brauxpas)
Alive, Amazon, and Amazon Prime: Just checking if my dog is still alive in his
 blanket pile. Confirmed
So my homies been ragging on me for STILL not having watched The Wire and it’s free to stream on amazon prime now so I said fuggit I need something to watch on the stair-master anyway leh go. Bruh...BRUH! They got the priest from Walking Dead playing a COP?! They got Telly from the movie Kids ... the one with the speech impediment who was infecting girls ☹️ ... as a dope fiend? AND THEY GOT KILLMONGER FROM THE BLACK MF PENTHA AS A WEE LAD IN BRAIDS SERVING DRUG FIENDS!?! NAWWWW 😂. MICHAEL B JORDAN WE KNEW U BEFORE THE WHITE GIRL-ONLY PARTIES IN ITALY BRUV 😂 WE KNEW U FROM YA NOKIA FLIP PHONE DAYS 😩 TEXTING KEKE FROM ON-SET LIKE “luv u <3 boo” 😂 CORNROWS AND TRIPLE XL SIZE BOMBER JACKET, BARELY ANY FACIAL HAIR ON THAT SOFT A$$ LIL BABY FACE, WE SEENT U 😂 DONT WORRY FAM, KEKE STILL LOVE U - KAYBEE STILL RIDING - THEY DOWN FOR U ALWAYS - BUT U BETTER COME BACK HOME BROTHER BEFORE U HECK AROUND AND GET REPLACEDT - THEY’LL GRAB HOMEBOY FROM “GET OUT” AND MAKE HIM THE NEW KILLMONGER LIKE THEY DID AUNT VIV ON FRESH PRINCE IF U DONT CHILL - FANS WATCHING BLEK PENTHA 2 AND SEE DUDE FROM GET OUT LIKE “O ELLO AUNTIE, CHEERIO!” (in a half British accent 😂). (It don’t matter that he already play the role of W’Kabi. Hollywood gon do brothers wrong REGARDLESS LMAOOO.) AND FANS LIKE ”what? Eh?” YES. U REPLACEABLE 🤨. HOMEBOY PROLLY GROWING OUT HIS DREDS AS WE SPEAK 😂 BLESS UP 😂😂😂 (📹: reddit u-brauxpas)

So my homies been ragging on me for STILL not having watched The Wire and it’s free to stream on amazon prime now so I said fuggit I need so...

Braids, Friends, and Meek Mill: MEEK MILL rapthrowbackthursday meekmill back when he had the braids 🔥 ➡️ TAG 5 FRIENDS ➡️ TURN ON POST NOTIFICATIONS
Braids, Friends, and Meek Mill: MEEK MILL
rapthrowbackthursday meekmill back when he had the braids 🔥 ➡️ TAG 5 FRIENDS ➡️ TURN ON POST NOTIFICATIONS

rapthrowbackthursday meekmill back when he had the braids 🔥 ➡️ TAG 5 FRIENDS ➡️ TURN ON POST NOTIFICATIONS