It is a continuation of the lack of respect for the basic humanity and bodily autonomy of black Americans that is epidemic throughout White Supremacy. Allow me to elaborate.
Since the first black Americans were brought over as slaves, our bodies have not been our own. We were objects property. Our bodies were curiosities and tools to be inspected and exploited. Our bodies were sources of judgment and shame. But they were never beautiful, and they were never our own...
We still live in a country where our hair is seen as "wild" as "unattractive," as "unprofessional" as "ghetto." We still live in a country where our hair can cost us jobs, even our place in the military. We still live in a country where our hair determines how professional we seem, how respectable we seem even how intelligent we seem. Our hair is used to help determine our place in a white supremacist society.
-From "So You Want to Talk About Race," Chapter 11
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Videos can be a great place to get information. Linked below are some featured - both from the library's streaming collection, as well as videos on the web.
Source: "No. You Cannot Touch My Hair! | Mena Fombo | TEDxBristol" by TEDx Talks, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.
Source: "Don't Touch My Hair:' These Black Men Are Pushing Back Against Everyday Racism" by CBC News, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.