Suffice it to say that when it comes to hair, and particularly to perceptions, ideals of beauty, and norms of socialization, white folk have been messing with black folks' heads long before they actually started caring for them.
Which is a strained way of saying that straight-haired parents face a whole set of new questions and challenges when caring for their biracial or multiracial children's hair. Don't worry, though; at Anti-Racist Parent, Dawn uses the introduction of a hair relaxer targeted at non-black parents to explore the issue a lot better.
Just For Me Texture Softener targets white parents of black and multiracial girls [antiracistparent.com via dt reader carmen]
image: detail of a painting by artist Ellen Gallagher [drawingcenter.org]