Since its conception the United States has discriminated against Black people in every way imaginable, including attacks on Black hair; the negative rhetorics around Black hair have residual impacts on the self-confidence and treatment of Black people in America and beyond.
-By: Candis Caldwell
Through colonialism, America inherited a social, political, and economic construct that systemically dehumanizes the full autonomy of Black individuals. Over time white supremacy has conditioned much of society to institute racial biases toward Black bodies. These racist expressions are demonstrated throughout social environments such as work and school, and reinforced through unjust policy creation. This system of anti-blackness has centered European standards and undermined the Black person’s natural state of being.