Controversial hair advertisement sparks protests in South Africa

September 08, 2020

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A group of people are shown protesting outside of a Clicks story with their hands raised.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters protest outside a Clicks store in Soweto, Johannesburg, calling for closures after the chain store posted an advertisement on their website that negatively described natural Black hair, Sept. 7, 2020.

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A hair advertisement depicting Black women's hair as "dully" and "damaged" has caused an uproar in South Africa. And, a new study finds that people in France who refuse to wear masks are more likely to be older, educated women. Also, summer is almost over, kids are heading back to school, and in Europe, politicians are back at the Brexit negotiating table.

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