emphasis and reformatting is my own
"This little thing most black women do–
is ugly self-hatred that we pass on to future generations"
- covering up their real hair texture pretty much from cradle to grave,
- sometimes with hair from women of other races;
- aggressively speaking negatively about coarse and kinky hair;
- never learning how to properly and easily care for unstraightened hair;
- avoiding everyday activity that might cause straightened hair to revert to its natural state–