This Is What Happens When You Think White Folks Are Superior
Many formerly-colonized African nations still swear their judiciaries have no authority or status without their “perukes” (handmade horse hair wigs) as part of their court attire.
The ridiculous and outdated tradition dating back to the 15th century - that even British courts have done away with - would be laughable if it wasn’t so harmful to the cultural identity and economic interests of Black people.
The United Kingdom made a mess of Zimbabwe’s economic resources before the former colony gained independence nearly 40 years ago.
But some members of the elite government class still hold tight to a white superiority complex that dates back centuries before that - and manifests in the form of blonde wigs.
A six-figure weave purchase is especially insulting when you consider how the average citizen is struggling to survive through fuel and medicine shortages.
One thing is clear: these Zimbabwean government officials need to adjust their priorities and recognize that the wellbeing of its citizenship should come before any posturing for the approval of Europeans.
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