Banning Weaves Won’t Lead to Self-Esteem

She Matters: A pastor's attempt to help women be themselves distracts from the real issues.

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There’s undoubtedly good intention at the heart of Amir’s suggestions. However, his misguided (and attention-grabbing) focus on black women’s hair is distracting from underlying issues and a necessary discussion about more important topics.

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor to The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life.