Lake Charles Community Reacts To Louisiana Crown Act
Natural hairstyles are just that. Natural. By definition natural hair, it is hair that hasn't been altered by straighteners, chemicals, or texturizers. I have always found it interesting when people say, braids or dredlocks are not natural. When in fact, both are ancient natural hairstyles worn by a variety of ethnic groups African, Asian, and caucasian(Vikings, Germanic tribes) just to name a few. Some may not care for these particular styles and that is okay.
It is just important that we all understand that a person's hair doesn't define who we are as human beings. It is just a part of how they express themselves, their creativity, cultural pride, or sometimes out of convenience. For some, hairstyles represent their religion as well. African Americans in particular, have dealt with a tremendous amount of scrutiny when it comes to the way we wear our hair. For decades our natural hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids, twists, and cornrows have been used as a tool to invoke racial discrimination. This has been especially true in educational institutions and in work environments. This week the public reacts to a new law banning hair discrimination.