“You wouldn’t say that a child’s skin was too dark...”@EmmaDabiri tells #BBCBreakfast that afro-textured hair should be legally protected after a girl took legal action when she was repeatedly sent home from school.— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) February 11, 2020
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There is no law in the UK specifically protecting against hair discrimination, but no employee should be made to feel inadequate and certainly not treated unfavourably because of their race, religion or haircut.
It is rather absurd that hair should be used as an indication of how an individual might perform at work.
Whenever my hair was out naturally I would get strange looks and comparisons to objects or animals.
I keep my hair in weaves or wigs. My relationship with my hair is very complex and as a child, someone telling you your hair is disgusting is honestly the worst.
Black girls are told what's correct and what's not when it comes to their hair – by the same people who appropriate our hairstyles at a later date.