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My White Boyfriend Told Me to Grow an Afro

I took the plunge and stopped relaxing my hair a few years ago, and I haven’t looked back

Photo: Lee chinyama/Pexels

The entitlement of White men is notorious and well-documented. They think nothing of laying claim to land they just sailed their ships up to and forcing their religion upon other cultures they haven’t deigned to understand. Also, boat shoes…

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