A New York Magazine writer made shocking statements in an article published Thursday. Speaking about “whiteness” and the attributes associated, she went as far as to say certain characteristics are the “color of the right” and implied those with golden locks exhibit hidden racist notions.
Amy Larocca wrote an article titled: “Political Peroxide: Blonde privilege.” It’s headed by a picture of many different famous blondes, including both first daughters – Ivanka and Tiffany Trump – as well as other notable figures such as Gretchen Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Megyn Kelly and Tomi Lahren.
“Attributes associated with whiteness — light skin, narrow noses — have dominated American beauty ideals as long as there’s been such a thing,” Larocca, a fashion writer, explains.
Then, as she launches into “the politics of hair color,” she writes, “To be blonde was to be a good American woman, pure of intention and heart.”
Larocca has written other gems, such as, “What, Exactly, Are Melania and Ivanka Trump Trying to Sell?” in which she accuses Melania of taking photos that send a message of “sex — dangerous sex, and not-traditional-matrimonial sex.”
Her latest article defies reason, as she proclaims former First Lady Michelle Obama made no excuses for failing to fit traditional standards, and that the symbol of the radical “right” is blonde and whiteness, its “hallmark.”
“Fox News and Donald Trump have given blonde hair a new chapter: Now, blonde is the color of the right, for whom whiteness has become a hallmark. Over the past decade or so, as inclusiveness became the hallmark of Obama-era liberals, the left found feminist icons in Rachel Maddow, Samantha Power, and Michelle Obama, who make no apologies for their failure to fit traditional ideals. But #MAGA, Fox News America is a place where all the classic signifiers of privilege and wealth work on overdrive: country-club-issue blue blazers with brass buttons and khaki pants, and above all else, for women, that yellow-blonde, carefully tended hair — 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.”
Entering into racial politics, Larocca goes on to devalue concerns about immigration and takes a subtle jab at “blondes” who had the nerve to report about former President Barrack Hussein Obama’s middle name.
“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 wrote.
Saying only 2 percent of women are naturally blonde, she argues that these women are choosing an unnatural identity. “The Fox blonde is, in the end, conspicuously unnatural,” Larocca wrote. “She is less blonde as sexy and more blonde as safe: This blonde is a matronly blonde, a suburban soccer mom who makes sure everyone buckles up in the backseat of the minivan.”
Larocca does bother to note that failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is not a natural blonde, but she doesn’t lump her in with the other unnatural blondes. She blames Clinton’s lightened shade on the fact that she needed to appeal to the “mainstream.”
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