Sports institutions have forced us to question their respect for Black women

Written by on August 8, 2021

The Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), also known as the International Swimming Federation, banned the use of Soul Cap, a swim cap designed to properly fit over Black women’s hair. FINA does not understand or care that Black women wear hairstyles like braids, locs, weaves, and have hair that is often naturally voluminous, curly and kinky. These hairstyles often do not fit into the approved swimming caps. Also, the chlorine formula in swimming pools is . . .

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