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Swim Caps Keep Black Woman in the Shallow End

Swim Caps Keep Black Woman in the Shallow End

The black community has been much less involved in water sports and activities due to a number of factors, but one alarming factor may be the possibility of getting their hair wet from swimming. Hair, a source of pride and heritage for black women, is responsible for keeping black women and girls in the shallow end because of something supposedly designed to keep hair dry: swim caps. One may think swim caps could be a solution, but they are almost never large enough to cover an afro nor are they fully repellant. There is a call for diverse caps and inclusive instruction as to how to put them on, as this lack of consideration is prohibiting and discriminating black woman from water-based fitness. 


Read more on The Atlantic | Image: KIRBY LEE / REUTERS


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