Apparently, the color of someone’s hair determines if they’re racist or not, and if you’re blonde then you’re screwed.
New York Magazine recently published a piece accusing female Fox News hosts and Donald Trump supporters of being racist by having lighter locks.
Well, Beyonce has blonde hair, so I guess she’s racist too…
From Free Beacon
A New York Magazine piece on Thursday accused female Fox News hosts and Donald Trump supporters of engaging in racist dog whistling by having blonde hair.
“Attributes associated with whiteness — light skin, narrow noses — have dominated American beauty ideals as long as there’s been such a thing,” argued NY Mag fashion writer Amy Larocca.
“Fox News and Donald Trump have given blonde hair a new chapter,” she wrote. “Now, blonde is the color of the right, for whom whiteness has become a hallmark.”
She argued that liberal icons like Michelle Obama and Rachel Maddow fail to live up to traditional ideals of beauty.
“But #MAGA, Fox News America is a place where all the classic signifiers of privilege and wealth work on overdrive.”
Blonde hair, Larocca argued, was “a dog whistle of whiteness, an unspoken declaration of values, a wink-wink to the power of racial privilege and to the 1980s vibe that pervades a movement led by a man who still believes in the guilt of the Central Park Five.”
“Panicked reports about dangerous immigrants and the president with Hussein for a middle name were presented by white women wearing snug dresses, with pert noses, bronze skin, blonde hair,” she continued.
Larocca argued that because only 2 percent of women are naturally blonde, “being blonde is a choice.”