How the stigma started?
For centuries, black people wore the durag . Thus, they embraced their natural hair. They paraded their natural kinks or coils because it represented their freedom and their pride . Durag was everywhere from our history books to our television. During the mass incarceration era, many stereotypes were associated with the durag.A negative connotation in the white community, durags for them were worn by criminals, but it was not. It was just black people being black. The Black youth were victims of racial biases and prejudices. Hence , young Black men were racially profiled when they wore these headpieces. That was the beginning of what we called the stigma, and that's what the movement is challenging today.