• The Reason Why Nonblack Women Should Not Wear Black Hairstyles Is Actually Very Simple

    8 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Rihanna wears Bantu knots at the iHeart Radio Music Awards 2014. Getty Images.
    Why can Black women wear straight and blond weaves but nonblack women can't wear braids or cornrows? What continues to be a hot topic in beauty and cultural appropriation is actually much simpler than you might realize. Tignon Laws of the 18th century are some of the earliest known examples of enforced discrimination against Black hair, but it didn't stop there. You'd be surprised to know that legal discrimination against natural hair continues to this day - with the most recent cases making headlines in 2020...
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