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

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Acting as though their hair is unmanageable in its natural state

Caring for a child’s hair on top of your own can be a lot of work, but it’s part of raising a little girl. Sadly, many Black girls often receive the messaging that their hair is unmanageable and too much deal with from the women in their lives, mainly their mothers. While caring for their hair may require more time, money, and effort, they don’t need to be constantly reminded of this.

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