[WATCH] The Messed-Up History Of Black Hair In America

Black hair discrimination has been a thing, since, well, colonizers. Our kinks and curls have perpetually been weaponized for everything – from beauty standards and employment opportunities to basic cultural acceptance.

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So much so that even The Daily Show is weighing in on the conversation. After a South African pharmacy came under fire for denigrating natural hair, Trevor Noah asked on a recent episode, “how Black does a country have to be for this to not happen?”


The show’s correspondent and funny-woman Dulcé Sloan also pulled up with a crash course on the stigma of Black hair in America and movements like the CROWN Act in hopes of taking the politics out of hair.

Press above to watch her hilarious breakdown and why “Black people sporting natural hair is like cutting up onions to White people.”

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon serves as digital media director for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty directory for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the premier directory Black-owned beauty brands.