No, You Can't Touch My Hair

"To touch--or not to touch" a Black woman's hair without asking is the question being asked by journalist and NPR guest host Allison Keyes. As far as she's concerned the answer is almost always a resounding "No." In an opinion piece called "Keep Your Hand's Off" Keyes goes in on the practice of strangers putting their hands on a Black woman's hair, without asking. "I think it is a race issue--as well as a personal space issue," she says comparing the practice to walking up to a pregnant woman and touching her belly. The race element, however, "a bit tricky"... Read More: Hairstyle File: The History of Revolutionary HairEclectic Style StarsHair Evolution
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