The concept of “race” is biological. Evidently, there is no biblical or theological meaning to the term, and therefore we must conclude that races are purely arbitrary entities incented by man for his own convenience.
For example, what went through your mind immediately you saw that title? You probably thought about the worst of the worst.I don’t blame you. Most stories that involve races are mostly extreme and looking for ways to divide the two. Well, not this time.
Stephanie Hollifield adopted her beautiful baby girl Haley when she was only 8 months old, now she is 2 years old. She is now beginning to understand just how hard it is to maintain kinky African hair and complains of having bad hair day all the time. She took her frustrations to facebook and there, she got overwhelming responses.
“Dear Black Friends of Social Media, This clueless white momma is humbly coming to you to ask your help with Haley’s hair. I have asked my friends. I have asked strangers in Publix with kids with cute hair, and I’m still not getting it. We wash once a week. We do the water, leave in conditioner, oil, and hot towel every morning.
We’ve tried more products, no products, less products. We are gentle as can be, but she still requires at least 6 minutes of cuddles after the trauma of her daily hair combing. I feel like it looks great for about an hour or two and then it is tangly and clumpy again. This picture is 3 hours into the day.”
Stephanie had not had to care for black hair before, so you could understand what she was going through when Haley’s hair didn’t come through as she expected.
Her cry for help got many positive responses from black women from different area codes. Even better, one woman offered to come give her one on one tutorials at no cost.
“This lady, Monica Hunter, who I had never met in person before today, offered to come to my house and walk me through exactly how to style my daughter’s hair. She gave us her time, advice, headbands, combs and hair product.
She asked for nothing in return and wouldn’t accept my money. By the time she left I had a little more confidence in fixing my daughter’s hair, and most importantly I felt supported by my new friend.”
Monica learnt that Stephanie had been advised to get hair extensions for her daughter, she counteracted to that and said that the girl was only 2 and that was unnecessary.
Instead she recommended that Stephanie just oils Haley’s hair, make some cute tiny pony tails and finish off with a pretty head band. It was great advice because the finished look was adorable and took less time to make.
Thankfully this isn’t going to be the last time these two mothers see each other. Monica has three daughters, so they arranged for future play dates.
Stephanie was very grateful for the stranger come friend who came to her rescue. She went on to say that in time of so much hate and division, we really need more people like Monica in our world.