SOUTH AFRICAN GIRLS MAKE A STAND AGAINST SCHOOL THAT DEMAND THEY “TAME” THEIR HAIR

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

Young women from a local public high school in Pretoria, South Africa take a stand against school authorities, who demand they “tame” their natural black hair. By straighten their hair to fit white or European standards. Decades after colonialism and the apartheid ended in South Africa , the perception of black inferiority still exists in the minds of many Black/African people.

YOU’RE A MONKEY! (Poem)

YOU’RE A MONKEY

IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN SAID MANY TIMES TO ME

NOT BY THE SO-CALLED WHITE DEVIL ENEMIES

BUT BY FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN NEGROID RACE FAMILY

WHO PASSED DOWN THEIR WHITE WASHED SELF-HATE TO ME

THE SAME WAY MY GHANAIAN FATHER PASSED DOWN HIS REGAL AFRICAN HISTORY!image

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
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