Relaxer, natural, braids, dreads, locs, sisterlocs, weaves, wigs, and the list could go on and on and on. There is so much baggage about Black hair that I didn't even know about some of the foolishness associated with our hair. You can read about some of the craziness here. Needless to say, hair is BIG in the African American community.
Its so BIG, America is raging about it leaving people confused, angry, and embarrassed. Why are they raging, you ask? Because some person decided to tweet about the first African American All Around Gymnastic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas' hair! Simpleminded, right? I thought so too. Demetria Lucas sounds off best with her "Leave Gabby's Hair Alone" article.
I need African Americans to get it together! Hair does NOT compare to Gabby's athletic prowess WHICH earned her a GOLD MEDAL. I hate to go all in on my peeps but wrong is wrong and right is right! I couldn't agree more with Serena's comment,"its ridiculous".
Let's celebrate Gabby's AWESOMENESS instead of her hairstyle. Shoot, as soon as her Cornflakes box comes out, I'm going to buy it and I don't even like the sugarless flakes.