Subtle And Not-So-Subtle Ways Parents Cultivate Anti-Blackness And Self-Hate In Children

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Using the term “good hair” when referencing texture

Although many of us have left this term in 2010, there are still people who refer to looser hair textures as “good hair,” which by default pegs kinkier textures as bad or undesirable. This can be particularly damaging to the self-esteem of Black girls. Healthy hair is good hair.

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