“My 13-Year-Old Son Wants To Shave His Afro Because His White Peers Won’t Stop Touching It” (xoJane)

“Given my experience, maybe I should’ve warned my 13-year-old son what he was in for when he decided last fall to grow his hair into an afro. After seven months, he has a breathtaking halo of hair—one that’s flashing the same undevised “touch me” message to his white peers. And he can’t take it anymore.

‘I want to be bald. Completely bald,’ he told me one recent morning while picking his hair out in the bathroom.”

Read more of this article by Liz Dwyer for xoJane here.


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