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The Power and the Glory of Afro Hair- And How Schools Often Disrespect It

Schools have problems with Afro hair. Sal McKeown reports on the issue of hair and racism.
A girl with Afro hair standing between Rastafarian father and white mother
Ruby Williams with her parents

‘Afro hair is not treated well in society,’ says Michelle De Leon Founder and Director of World Afro Day and Features Producer on Good Morning Britain. ‘It can be seen as unprofessional, a messy-looking hair type, and something that is not normal. But it is actually just a normal hair type, the same way that everyone else’s hair type is normal’

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