Afros, Natural Hair and Politics

A reporter's tweet about the hair care regimen of Bill de Blasio's son raises eyebrows.

NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio with his family (

Walker’s comments aside, the fact that Dante’s hair has generated so much positive response suggests that American culture could be undergoing a sea change that may finally be felt politically. After all, his mother also wears her hair natural, sporting chic dreaded twists.

So if Bill de Blasio wins, New York City’s next first family could also become the first family of natural hair.

Keli Goff is The Root’s special correspondent. Follow her on Twitter.