How the Durag Became a Political Statement

The case for why this much-maligned style accessory deserves our admiration

Illustration: Rachelle Baker

TThe durag is an easily recognizable piece of cultural iconography in the Black community. For men, it serves as a tool to keep their waves on point; for women, it’s the solution to flyaway baby hairs and moisture loss, preserving our hairstyles as we go about our…