AFRICANGLOBE - Imagine my surprise when I saw Kim Kardashian wearing the straight backs. Now repackaged as “boxer braids,” the fashion world was obsessed with the edgy new trend. However the only thing new about this style is that White women finally discovered it. Black women had been mocked for their natural hair for years. Protective styles and natural hair are often considered unruly, unprofessional, militant, and low class. Often when White women bring it in into mainstream culture, it suddenly becomes socially acceptable.