Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer, and More On Black Hair Discrimination
Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer, Uzo Aduba, and Marsai Martin are opening up about the discrimination Black women face over their hair in a new PSA for Glamour magazine.
The powerful PSA, “I’VE BEEN TOLD,” was released in tandem with Glamour‘s September cover story and features the stories of six Black women across the country and the stigmas they’ve faced related to their hair.
“I’ve been told it’s too big,” Gabrielle said.
“I’ve been asked, ‘Is it real?'” Uzo added.
“I’ve been told it blocks people’s view,” Keke said.
The stars also shared anonymous stories from Glamour readers across the United States, speaking about hair discrimination.
Marsai read one Black woman’s experience of being “mocked and ridiculed for the frizzy coils that escape my tightly wound bun.”
Another woman opened up about dealing with discrimination in the workplace. “The first time I walked into the office with my natural hair, my supervisor asked if it was forever,” Gabrielle read.
This is powerful stuff. Thank you, Glamour, for putting this incredibly powerful message out there.