What would you do if you received that note from a teacher about your daughter? I had a pretty interesting discussion about it on my own Facebook page and I have to be honest, I would have been offended.
I know there is a theory out there that black people get offended at everything but for me, I take anything about my child pretty seriously so maybe, in this case, a phone call would have been better.
Read the story via yahoo:
Monday when Tionna Norris, a Chicago parent, shared on Facebook that she got a note from her daughter Amia’s teacher, asking her to stop using as much coconut* oil in her daughter’s hair.
“I understand the necessary of coconut oil* on Amia’s hair, but please do not use as much. The children were complaining that her hair “stinks.” If you have to apply this daily — please do so lightly, so the kids don’t tease her. Thank you for understanding.”
Norris’s daughter has kinky*-curly hair, which needs lots of moisture to be healthy. If hair with that particular texture is not moisturized regularly, it can cause breakage.
Norris posted an image of the letter side-by-side with a snap of her daughter’s (admittedly fresh-looking) hairstyle, which included a side braid and a crown of seriously gorgeous curls. And her caption for the photo confirmed that she had no intention of taking the teacher’s advice.
“*applies the same amount of coconut* oil* y’all gone feel that black girl magic. Sincerely, unapologetically black mom. P.s. Coconut oil has no stinky smell.”
In my own discussions, some of the women suggested that coconut oil* does in fact, have a smell and that it might not be pleasing to the other children or to the teacher.
Others were saying that regardless of what the child’s hair smelled like the note was unnecessary. I agree with that but what do you all think? Comment below!