"Don't Touch My Hair" on CNN
By What Tami Said on July 26, 2011
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[Editor's Note: BlogHer Tamara Winfrey Harris of What Tami Said appeared on CNN recently, alongisde Renee from Womanist Musings. The topic: some people's fascination with touching African-American hair, especially natural hair. Like Tami, I'm excited to see a mainstream news outlet turn its attention to this topic. --Grace]
This is not a cultural issue. This is an issue of respect for boundaries. ALL people generally want others to observe personal space and to recognize their ownership of their own bodies. You probably don't want that weird dude from the dog park to come over and start rubbing your back. Black women are no different.
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