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Charles Mudede, a writer for Seattle’s The Stranger, says his daughter was moved to the hallway at Thurgood Marshall Elementary school before ultimately being forced to switch classrooms because she used Organic Root Stimulator in her hair.
Mudede’s daughter was the only Black student in her accelerated learning class but was moved down to a lower class with other Blacks after her white teacher complained about the way her hair smelled.
The NAACP has stepped in and is announcing plans to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.
Mudede and his wife have since taken the child out of the school and say they don’t’ want her to return “until the teacher had medical proof that our daughter’s hair or something in her hair was to blame for the [teacher’s] nausea. The last thing you want to happen to your daughter is for a teacher to faint or vomit at the mere sight of her.”
The family has since hired an attorney.
** I’m Absolutely SPEECHLESS*
I shamefully admit I haven’t read many publications on growing natural hair. I’ve recently started researching “must have” books on natural hair. I came across this book- ” No Lye” written by: Tulani Kinard. Have any of you read this book? I just ordered it from Amazon.com. Below is a brief description of the book, and a bio on the author. Feel free to add any comments or offer other “must have” books.
For years, African-American women have relied on harsh chemicals and relaxers to “manage” their hair–which more often than not did more damage than good. Improper braiding techniques have also contributed no small amount of harm, resulting in frail, damaged hair and even pattern baldness in women.
No Lye! offers a safe and easy alternative. In this hair-care and styling guide Tulani Kinard reveals the secrets to obtaining and maintaining beautiful healthy hair–naturally.
Discover… The art of making braids, terrific twists and lovely locks Easy recipes for products that clean, strengthen, and condition the hair Ways to heal damaged hair Painless methods of caring for your children’s hair Fast, easy styles for all lengths and textures of hair The pros and cons of using hair extensions
Ask me your hair-care questions…I’ll tell you No Lye!
Tulani Kinard is the owner of Tulani’s Regal Movement, a natural hair-care salon in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked as a contributing editor to Blackstress and Black Hair Care magazines and her hair sculptures have been featured in everything from Essence to The New York Times. She is co founder of the International Braider’s Network and former president of the National Braider’s Guild.
The African American Woman’s Guide To Natural Hair Care
by Tulani Kinard
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: 1997
Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Book Type: New