Why We Use Starch

why we use starch

Young Black Girl To her father

Young Black Girl: Is that how it’s supposed to look? 

 Black Father: What? 

Young Black Girl: Our clothes. That’s why we use starch. So they can look like his.

She points to a White man rigidly walking down Grand Ave., almost robotically, in his crisp white collared shirt.


One thought on “Why We Use Starch

  1. We teach our children to assimilate early in life. I want my grandchildren to know self acceptance is a gift we give ourselves. Being comfortable in one’s skin is better than someone’s approval of you.


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