Should Certain Females Be Labeled “Exotic”?

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By: namcgloster / March 30, 2011

The light-skinned, wavy-haired girls are labeled “exotic” day in and day out. Peep why that term doesn’t particularly sit too well with Eleven8…



When referring to light skinned, curly haired, mixed women there is no word thrown around more than the word “exotic”. I absolutely cannot stand the word “exotic” and it has absolutely nothing to do with me being a brown skin sista myself.

Let’s start with the obvious thing that disturbs me about the word exotic and how it’s used, MEN! Men mis-use this word more than anyone I have ever encountered. Men use the word exotic to describe women who are mixed and have “good” hair. Usually women who are or seem to have some type of spanish in their blood and are in a sense racially ambiguous. These are the women that men claim “have hair like the weave that regular black women have to buy” and are way prettier than regular black women, especially without makeup. Now, I don’t want to be Miss Debbie Downer but to all the men who think this ignorant “fact” is true, allow me to bust that foolish bubble of yours…


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