from get dressed to style their hair. In Malcolm X's "My First Conk" and Dana Stevens' "Your Flip Flops Are Grossing Me Out" the standards posed by society, and what role they should play in society overall, are discussed. These two essays are different because of their views on health problems, self-degradation, and society’s standards. In Malcolm X's piece "My First Conk" Malcolm X discusses the first time he ever gave himself a conk, and how his views on the hairstyle changed over time.
men. This produces our disliking of Billy because of the malevolent and selfish way he treated his seemingly loyal followers. Repetition is also used to display how the rival gangs are always brawling. “get the Conks next time, the Conks ambush the Billy Boys, the Billy Boys the Conks” Described here is the backwards and forwards motion in which the two gangs are fighting in. It appears that there is no reasonability behind why they are fighting, they just do it. Here it is transparent that Morgan
The attitudes and arguments towards and against black hair in “Balm” by Lonnae O’Neal Parker and “My First Conk” by Malcolm X are contingent because they express two distinct views on black hair. Malcolm X pleads that manipulation of our hair by straightening or covering by wig is self- degradation. While Parker believes that the time she spent doing her daughters hair is translated to the love she has for them. This time not only assures the girls that they have a loving mother, it assures Parker