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Lifestyle: Hair texture discrimination, is it really a thing? – By Akola Thompson

Akola Thompson – November 1, 2021 – Caribbean Loop News

It’s just hair – this is a common admonition that Black women have become accustomed to over the years whenever they have brought up the issue of afro-textured hair discrimination.

This belief that hair is inconsequential to life experiences persists despite it being directly related to a history centred on systemic racism. To challenge this narrative and promote equity, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Legal Defense and Educational Fund has worked to end race-based hair discrimination. This work is aimed at combatting the harmful impacts it has on Black youths and adults in educational, professional and other social spaces.          Continue reading

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