Natural Hair: My Perspective

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*I’ll be going over quite a bit of my life in this post, and a lot will have to do with race issues rather than natural hair, but it all relates to my experiences with natural hair.
*I will be talking about the history of relaxers and natural hair, as well as natural hair in pop-culture, in future posts.
I was an incredibly racist child.  I didn’t treat people differently because of race, but I definitely viewed and judged them based solely on race.  I’m so glad I got the fuck over that; racism and internalized self-hate are destructive things.
I attended an elementary school in Upper Darby, PA from first grade through fourth grade.  There were five black kids in the school, tops, and one or two in my grade but in other class rooms.  My mother is white, and my black father was busy with first year medical…

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