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Apr 21, 2007
Black Women Stand on NY Street and Allow Strangers to Touch Their Hair as Part of Social Experiment

by Black Girl With Long HairJune 7, 2013

As part of a social experiment a group of black women — one natural, one loc’ed and on relaxed — stood on a street corner in New York holding signs saying “You Can Touch My Hair”. The experiment/exhibit is the brainchild of Antonia Opiah, a hair blogger. In an article for The Huffington Post she states;
Black hair is unique. It requires different care techniques and routines. And in a country where we primarily see commercials for white hair products and magazines that mainly cover white beauty topics and TV shows that mainly feature white characters, we, and those curious about us, have to find information about our hair from other sources.
It’s easy to cite the media as the cause for underexposure to the various cultures of America. The media definitely plays a huge role. But another factor is the lack of the right kind of curiosity across the American population.
The exhibit ran today and will run again on June 8th from 2 to 4 p.m. in New York City’s Union Square.


going above and beyond
Feb 9, 2001
I read this and immediately thought of the crown or spiritual chakra. People can leave all kinds of negative energy on you when they touch you. That energy can drain you and cause all types of problems for you if you're not careful. Protect your sacred space. I would not do what these women are doing, experiment or not. I could care less what America or anyone not like us thinks or how curious they are about Black women's hair.
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