If French Elle fashion writer Nathalie Dolivo is to be believed—and she is not—African-Americans weren’t stylish until the Obama family came into office. “For the first time, the chic has become a plausible option for a community so far pegged [only] to its street wear codes,” writes Dolivo in a post translated from the magazine’s website titled ‘Black Fashion Power.’ And if this sweeping stereotyping and flat-out ignorance weren’t already off base, Dolivo goes on to explain why the so-called Obama renaissance of style is so “chic.” According to her assessment, it embraces “white codes” while still making what she calls “a bourgeois ethnic reference (a batik-printed turban/robe, a shell necklace, a ‘créole de rappeur’) reminiscent [of] the roots.” Pretty stupid, right? Yahoo Shine! reports.
AND MORE FRESH LINKS
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News Flash: Washington Post Study Says Black Women Do Stuff Like Worry About Bills and Pray (Colorlines)
Dad Gets Restraining Order Against Son’s Bully, Should More Parents Follow His Lead? (Clutch)
AZ Governor Jan Brewer’s Finger-waving Stunt Seems Better Suited For the Plantation Than the President [Editor’s Note: She felt “threatened” by big, black, scary Barack Obama, huh? WTF?] (Ebony.com)
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