The War on Natural Hair

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  • Natural Hair Woes
  • Natural Hair Is “Unacceptable”
  • Backflips and Buckshots
  • Afro Hair Is “Nasty”
  • Fired for Defending Natural Hair
  • “Poofy” Hair a Red Flag?
  • Men Want "Good Hair"
  • Natural Hair Is “Unprofessional”

Backflips and Buckshots

In 2012, Gabrielle Douglas made headlines for becoming the first African-American in Olympic history to win all-around gold, she also made headlines for hair. Fans took to Twitter to bash her pulled-back hair, calling her “beady bead” and other derogatory comments. Douglas ignored the comments, but it set off a fiery natural hair debate.

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