Back to Natural: The Politics of Black Hair

Several states have passed laws that forbid discrimination based on hair texture and hair styles. This discrimination particularly impacts Black people, especially Black women and girls in schools and workplaces which ban hair styles such as locs, braids and twists. A new documentary Back to Natural looks at the way that race, identity and hair are all related. The film was directed by our guest New York City based Clinical Psychologist Gillian Scott-Ward, who was inspired by the work she was doing in her clinical practice and her own drive to go natural.

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