“Black woman in the US: My experience with straightening my hair”

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As a Black woman in America, I spent decades feeling as if I had no choice but to straighten my hair. Former first lady Michelle Obama has felt the same pressure. Historically, Black women have been told that wearing our hair in so-called ethnic hairstyles isn’t an option. Frida Ghitis: Growing number of Black female broadcast journalists rocking natural hair textures on air. CROWN Act, which would make hair discrimination illegal, is stalled in Senate.