Scary factor: Sasha Obama and black boys with locks

Internalizing the intimidation factor hurts dark-skinned black men forever

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The first time I ever heard someone describe dreadlocks as “disgusting” and “dirty” was from a biracial man of Jamaican ancestry. I was dumbfounded and wondered how many of his relatives he’d just shot a verbal machine gun at all at once. I thought about…