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White Parents Fight Dress Code They Say Targets Black Girls

'When our daughters walk with us, they have our white privilege'

(Newser) - When twins Mya and Deanna Cook got permission to get braided hair extensions last spring, their white parents Aaron and Colleen Cook say it was in part to let their adopted daughters celebrate their black heritage. But it didn't take long for the 16-year-old students at Mystic Valley Regional... More »

TSA's New Danger Zone: Afros

Woman complains about search at airport

(Newser) - The latest TSA story making the rounds involves a Dallas woman who says agents humiliated her by searching her afro, reports NBC-Dallas/Fort Worth . "I just heard these voices saying, 'Hey you, hey you, ma'am, stop. Stop—the lady with the hair, you," says hairdresser Isis Brantley.... More »

Hipster Hair Gets Even Wackier

What does it mean? Even the stylists aren't sure

(Newser) - More and more men are traipsing to salons to achieve what one adherent calls “non-normative hair.” From Afros to dreads, Mohawks to pompadours, stylists are helping hipsters express themselves. One hairdresser even offers intentionally imperfect cuts, “so it looks like they cut it themselves in their bathroom,... More »

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