The Freitas Effect

Episode 15: A Hair Affair

October 22, 2019 The Freitas Effect Season 1 Episode 15
The Freitas Effect
Episode 15: A Hair Affair
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The Freitas Effect
Episode 15: A Hair Affair
Oct 22, 2019 Season 1 Episode 15
The Freitas Effect

 The Freitae comb through how hair impacts identity. They share personal hair journey stories ranging from experiences with their eyebrows to not being allowed to dye their hair. They discuss how hair is racialized and it’s major impact on black representation. Among those things they also provide recognition of the receding hairline epidemic for men in the Ethiopian community, our 5-heads, and share reflections on white people culturally appropriating dreadlocks. 


References: Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria,Beverly Tatum

Our hairdresser: @daniastyle

Definition of eurocentric: “focusing on European culture or history to the exclusion of a wider view of the world; implicitly regarding European culture as preeminent.”

Definition of whitewashing: (a)to alter (something) in a way that favors, features, or caters to white people,(b)to portray (the past) in a way that increases the prominence, relevance, or impact of white people and minimizes or misrepresents that of nonwhite people - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitewash

Definition of afrocentric: (a) centered on or derived from Africa or the Africans (b) emphasizing or promoting emphasis on African culture and the contributions of Africans to the development of Western civilization - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Afrocentric

Article: The decriminalization of Black Hair

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/21/nyregion/black-hair-decriminalization-ny.html

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Show Notes

 The Freitae comb through how hair impacts identity. They share personal hair journey stories ranging from experiences with their eyebrows to not being allowed to dye their hair. They discuss how hair is racialized and it’s major impact on black representation. Among those things they also provide recognition of the receding hairline epidemic for men in the Ethiopian community, our 5-heads, and share reflections on white people culturally appropriating dreadlocks. 


References: Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria,Beverly Tatum

Our hairdresser: @daniastyle

Definition of eurocentric: “focusing on European culture or history to the exclusion of a wider view of the world; implicitly regarding European culture as preeminent.”

Definition of whitewashing: (a)to alter (something) in a way that favors, features, or caters to white people,(b)to portray (the past) in a way that increases the prominence, relevance, or impact of white people and minimizes or misrepresents that of nonwhite people - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitewash

Definition of afrocentric: (a) centered on or derived from Africa or the Africans (b) emphasizing or promoting emphasis on African culture and the contributions of Africans to the development of Western civilization - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Afrocentric

Article: The decriminalization of Black Hair

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/21/nyregion/black-hair-decriminalization-ny.html

Twitter @tfepod, Instagram @thefreitaseffect, like us on facebook, and email [email protected] 



Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YCVKCJ5YFNTPN&source=url)