Are afros alternative?
It honestly depends on whom you ask and what their personal reflection of the word ‘alternative’ symbolizes to them. Whether one is talking about a subculture of the Natural Hair Movement (NHM) or merely a trend, there is an image that you can form in your mind on what an afro means in 2014.
An afro is defined as two things: 1) a style where thick, curly hair erects around the head and 2) a natural hairstyle of black people. I prefer the New York Times’ definition when discussing Dante De Blasio’s hair during his father’s mayoral campaign in New York, “The Afro as a Natural Expression of Self”. An afro holds more significance than a hairstyle and I must admit, it means even more than the self-expression.
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Take care Naturals,