Thanks, Earnest. It IS presumptuous, but that doesn’t stop people.

There’s an underlying assumption by some white people that it is their right to touch our hair, that their fascination supersedes our discomfort.

That attitude goes right back to colonization and enslavement, so it should be a surprise that Black people don’t like it.

As you said, you can be curious without violating people, so do that.

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