It's probably not news that there are people who think reverse racism — racism against white people — has become a problem worthy of attention in this country. What might be a little more alarming is that, per ongoing surveys, almost half of white people think so. How has this opinion taken root in the same world of Black Lives Matter and ongoing police brutality?
There are many reasons why it's not "just hair" for Black women. Before the "Black is Beautiful" and natural hair movement emerged during the 1960s, anti-Black hair sentiment in Western society existed for centuries, most contentiously in colonial Louisiana when a series of laws actually banned Creole women from displaying their hair in public.
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