The politics of black hair

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Guests: Elizabeth Wellington, Syreeta Scott, Lori Tharps

Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles and Simone Manuel stunned the world with their athletic talents during the Olympic Games in Rio, but criticism over the athletes’ hair surfaced on social media. Why has the hair issue come up again? Marty will discuss hair politics with guests ELIZABETH WELLINGTON, fashion columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, SYREETA SCOTT, CEO of Duafe  Holistic Hair Care Salon in Philadelphia, and LORI THARPS, associate professor at Temple University and author of “Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America”. We’ll also talk about self-esteem, the health crisis and the billion-dollar industry of hair.

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