J am glad for woman 5-100 who proudly wears her hair natural. I commend you for that. A few days ago I posted here at EP my hopes that the Afro that is making a comeback is more than a hair fad or temporary trend.I said something to the effect that Afros should still be seen as a symbol of black pride. Someone was puzzled why it should be a meaning behind the Afro. It should be a meaning because I remember when I began my freshman year in high school. It was during the dawn of the black pride era in America. Afros took the country by storm but for some odd reason in white community school systems Afros were frowned upon. I remember reading the freshman dress and grooming code. Among the top five rules was this:
Girls are not to wear "embarrassingly short hair styles;" that was directed to the Black female students and it meant BLACK GIRLS YOU CAN'T WEAR AFROS AT THIS SCHOOL. One black female student took them on that high school that fall. Her name was Carol and she wore an extremely close cropped Afro and she was expelled. She couldn't come until her hair was hot combed and straight. Guess what? she was out for a few weeks and when she came back she was still in her real cool Afro because she and her parents fought the school until she won. She wore an Afro for the next 4 years . That is why I look around me today in 2014 at the Afro's comeback I hope it will be worn with pride and remembrance that this is our true hair's form unaltered and it should be appreciated along with the people who passed it on to you, your long ago African ancestors.
orionnights orionnights
51-55, F
May 14, 2014