I love receiving e-mails from readers I don’t know because I then go on a hunt to get to know them. Such was the case with Navjot Kaur who sent me a lovely e-mail today, which then led me to her blog SOCH (which means to think and reflect). I’ve been doing a lot of that lately.
Please read her post as it is most provocative, Don’t Believe Everything You Think: “A recent article in The Telegraph from the UK associates a school’s haircut policy with indirect racial discrimination. An African-Caribbean teenager’s cornrows were apparently seen as an indication of gang culture and so he was refused entry into his north London school gates back in September 2009. He was 11 then.”
What am I missing here?
Like life, the topic of hair has its own set of tangles and has truly tied me into a knot this week because on Friday I will be cutting mine off. Pardon the puns but my goal is to get in front of one of the side effects of chemotherapy – hair loss – which starts on July 6 (chemotherapy that is). Then I think of the many young people who live their lives with no hair, due to an illness of some sort. They cannot relate to that adorable Sesame Street video either.
WE have to do better. I was inspired by…
Today’s Facebook update from my buddy and awesome artist, Jerry Craft.
Kids with special needs aren’t weird or odd. They only want what everyone wants…to be accepted.