Bad Hair Days and Avoiding Appearances

Jpharoahdoss
4 min readMay 24, 2024
Photo by Alex Robinson on Unsplash

Vanessa Sefa, a black teacher in the United Kingdom, shared a story on social media in 2021 to highlight the need for more black teachers.

A 12-year-old black girl entered Sefa’s class. The student was in the rain. It caused her hair to tangle and shrink. With tears in her eyes, the kid told Sefa she wasn’t going to spend the entire day at school looking a mess and expressed her desire to go home.

Going home was…

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Jpharoahdoss

J. Pharoah Doss is a columnist for the New Pittsburgh Courier.