Deeper than hair discrimination: A movement to address and dismantle systemic racism – NetworkWeaver

via Deeper than hair discrimination: A movement to address and dismantle systemic racism – NetworkWeaver

DEEPER THAN HAIR DISCRIMINATION: A MOVEMENT TO ADDRESS AND DISMANTLE SYSTEMIC RACISM

When I graduated from Columbia University, I was informed in a professional development workshop at a national conference that my hair should not distract from my excellent credentials. I did not understand how hair that grew naturally out of my scalp could be labelled as a source of barriers. The styles that were mentioned as socially acceptable for professional upward mobility were straight hairstyles that did not reflect the texture of my natural hair.

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