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Dominican Republic’s Education Employee Fired After Launching Natural Hair Campaign

Robert Valencia
Mar 29, 2019 - 5:00
Dominican Republic's Education Employee Fired After Launching Natural Hair Campaign

The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Education launched a PSA entitled “Ni Pelo Bueno Ni Pelo Malo” (No Good Hair, No Bad Hair), which encourages Black youth to embrace their identity and celebrate all hair textures. The PSA addresses the longstanding stigma of afro-textured hair in the Dominican Republic and shows young students with different kinds of hair. “I am happy and different, I don’t care what people say,” two students spoke to the camera. One of them ended the video with the following quote: “Live your life and leave my hair alone.”   Marianela Pinales, director of...

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