I saw a kid the other day with a gigantic afro. He was so proud, walking around in front of his high school with his hair swaying in the breeze. It was mesmerizing. And for a minute I was so envious, and I was reminded of a conversation I had with my hairdresser when I was a teenager. I gave my hair stylist a picture of a woman with a gigantic afro and I said, "I WANT YOU TO MAKE MY HAIR LOOK LIKE THIS." And my hairdresser took me by the shoulders, looked me in the eyes, and said, "You are white. You have stick-straight hair. Your hair will NEVER EVER look like this." I was crushed!