HAIR: Black Women’s Right to Remain Relaxed

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I spotted this woman in Savannah, Georgia with a legendary, jet black mane. It was incredibly thick, healthy and so lush it had to be sho’nuff store bought. It wasn’t. They were the kind…

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

It’s bigger than hair. The digital war pits presumed jiggaboos against alleged wannabes, and the online  quips have gotten rather nasty. Having a hair preference has become a crime against your own ethnicity. Hot-headed naturalistas—even in the year 2012—will revoke your Black card for flaunting a few straight strands. However, when maintained professionally, what’s wrong with having a relaxer?

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