Yesterday while mindlessly scrolling on Twitter, I came across a video of a black woman having her natural hair petted by her overly-curious white coworkers. Not only is this extraordinarily unprofessional and an invasion of the black woman’s personal space, but she was just stood there with an awkward expression on her face coupled with a nervous smile.
Source: Twitter User @trey_forde
I have to admit, my first thought was, “Why isn’t she snatching away?!” which was immediately followed by the realization of if she did snatch away, her coworkers might have seen her as the aggressor in the situation. It could have been taken as she was overreacting, and her coworkers were “being harmlessly curious.”