In honor of Black History Month I thought I’d post this Family Dollar ad from last February, sent in by Gloria K.:

As Gloria says, “I guess nothing honors African-American heritage quite like cream relaxer.” Indeed. If only they’d included some skin lighteners, we’d really be set.

[Random advice: As a person with super, extremely, extraordinarily curly-for-a-White-person hair, I am telling you: do not let anyone convince you that you should try these products to straighten your hair. This stuff will burn the shit out of your scalp. You will feel like it is on fire. I can’t imagine that it doesn’t feel about the same for Black women. This is a product invented to torture people.]

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