The Lavender Fix with Sabreen Haziq

Afro Hair: Devaluing Black Authenticity for White Comfort

December 05, 2020 Kimberly Houston Season 1 Episode 22
The Lavender Fix with Sabreen Haziq
Afro Hair: Devaluing Black Authenticity for White Comfort
Show Notes

In this 22nd episode of The Lavender Fix podcast I interview: Kimberly Houston, a proud business owner hailing from the black community who shares her thoughts on how natural black hair have become a civil rights issue in America, at work & outside.

Anti-black hair sentiment on U.S. soil has existed for centuries & this discussion explores the deeper context of America’s fascination with black hair, & why black men & women are having to "manage" their natural hair by damaging it for the sake of being perceived as less threatening.

It's time to flip the script & dismantle a culture of discrimination experienced by black women & men who say they continue to face implicit or explicit pressures to conform, unwelcome comments or even outright discrimination.

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