Is Black Hair Worth Defending?

Before you say “it’s just hair” or that it’s “appreciation not appropriation,” don’t.

A beautiful black woman rocking her hair

Living in America, a country that has never and still doesn’t respect blackness, is extremely difficult for black people because every piece of our identity is policed and “regulated.” Black hair is policed in every setting whether it be academic institutions, the workplace, or the military. Often, we are faced with the same…