OPINION| No, Minnie, Bantu knots are not ghetto – and this is why

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Minnie Dlamini Jones in the bantu knots hairstyle which she referred to as ghetto but fabulous.
Minnie Dlamini Jones in the bantu knots hairstyle which she referred to as ghetto but fabulous.
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The journey to black women finally having the freedom to love and proudly wear their natural black, coily hair has been long and hard.

When it was called “unprofessional” and “ugly” in mainstream media, black women made their own films that celebrated black hair in its natural form. When it was called “un-tidy” in local schools, learners started a movement that resounded across the country and the world and told all black women and girls that black hair is neat, professional, beautiful and majestic.

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