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Beyoncé’s “Becky With the Good Hair”

…“The inference is that “Becky” has desirable, sleek hair, while Beyoncé has a naturally curly texture under the wigs and without hot tools. It sheds light on an overall picture when it comes to how black coarse hair is perceived, since the former is “good” and the latter is assumed to be the opposite.”

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16 zwarte vrouwelijke cadetten van West Point poseren in traditioneel uniform met geheven vuist (© AP)

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Becky

Stereotypes

Beyoncé’s ‘Becky with the good hair’

“Even if she’s referring to another woman of color, “to critique her as a Becky is more than just like, ‘You’re a cheater.’” The insult cuts far deeper, she says: “It re-encodes her as a white Becky.”
— Rebecca Kinney

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