Western Hemisphere Indigenous Natives
The “straight hair myth” started by The English Settlers in North American, and spread like a nasty virus throughout our entire hemisphere. Anyone else tired of this lie.
THE PENCIL TEST: In the past Whites had a test which was used to define who was Native and who was not based on if a pencil fell thru ones hair. Native people with curls were by oppressive means deemed Black by whites based on the fact that many Natives do not carry the straight hair gene. Whites only wanted to promote one hair trait and did so for centuries causing loss of culture and birth right for many full blood Native Americans, until now. Curly hair does not come from having an admixture of African or White blood, many full, and close to full blood Natives carry the curly hair gene, so for those ignorant folks out there stating otherwise STOP pulling the looney “ADMIXTURE CARD” just because your closed and confused mind refuses to see the Truth that Natives have more than one physical trait which cannot be suppressed any longer by anyone who is biased to it because of their own hate or misinformation. Truth is Truth so deal with it.
A SAD TRUE STORY OF OPPRESSION AND SUPPRESSION OF A NATIVE AMERICAN CHILD HERITAGE:
A Native child in Robeson County, NC who had the exact same MATERNAL AND PATERNAL parents as their sibling was deemed not to be Native American because they had curls and their (sibling) who had the very same mother and father as this child had the opposite, straight hair.
HISTORY OF THE IGNORANT PENCIL TEST: “Physical anthropologist was also sent to determine the racial ancestry and degree of “Indian blood” of Robeson’s Indians. Both anthropologists used “scientifically based” means to determine the authenticity of physical features and blood type to ascertain if any of those tested would qualify as having half or more “Indian blood.” An example of the scientific means used to assess “Indianness” was the “pencil test.” A pencil was slipped into a subject’s hair. If the pencil stayed after mild to vigorous shaking of the head, the subject’s hair was deemed too tight or “non-Indian.” If the pencil fell, it was understood to have fallen out of real Indian hair. OUT OF 209 LUMBEE INDIVIDUALS TESTED, 22 WERE CATEGORIZED BY SELTZER AS “INDIANS” (SELTZER 1936). In one particular instance of two full siblings, sharing the same parents, one was deemed to be Indian and the other non-Indian (Blu 1980:72).”
WHO is ignorant enough to say Native Americans can’t have curly hair? How can someone try to define Native blood by something as silly as hair type? Some ignorant people in our land still do this and go out of their way to promote this ignorance, and it is because they have a brainwashed mindset due to believing every negative stereotype the white man has set up in our land concerning our Native people in order to turn us on each other based on these ignorant stereotypes.
NOTE: HOW MANY WHITE CENSUS WORKERS DID THEIR OWN “VISUAL” PENCIL TEST ON OUR NATIVE AMERICAN PEOPLE WITH THE FEDERAL CENSUS IN THE 18TH, 19TH, AND 20TH CENTURIES?
Read about the real Native American and First Nations history they don’t tell you about in the American and Canadian history books.