One of the things that we get the most feedback about here in #nerdland is the fact that our host wears a natural-hair style. (No “creamy crack” as it were.) Paraphrasing Melissa’s introduction of the topic last week in her Teachable Moment above, there really are few things as political as the hair that grows out of a black person’s head – particularly the heads of black women. We brought this issue to the forefront in a memorable conversation on Sunday’s show that got quite a bit of attention out there amongst our audience, and in other corners “great moments in black hair.” That considered, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point you to the compelling op-ed documentary published recently on the New York Times’ website, as well as a rebuke to “natural-hair elitists” from beauty expert Kimberly Walker on Ebony (to which I am a contributor). Whether or not you agree with either piece, or our panelists, this is hardly a superficial discussion – so please, keep it going.
We look forward to you joining us at 10am ET today! Our preview will be up soon. Melissa’s Teachable Moment is right below, and the full discussion on black hair can be found in its entirety after the jump.