ALL OF BLACK AMERICA AND WHITE AMERICA READ ABOUT ANDREW JOHNSON, the Young Black wrestler in New Jersey who was FORCED to cut his dreadlocks prior to his wrestling match OR Forfeit the match. This “do it or else” ultimatum was issued by a White wrestling referee official who said Johnson's hair was "improper" and took it upon his “White Self” to impose Racist punitive action.
Apparently, his haircut three weeks ago still didn’t comply with the rules when Johnson showed up for a routine check of his hair and skin prior to another wrestling match. Another referee told Johnson he’d have to cover his hair in order to compete. All of these Racist episodes occurred after Johnson had previously competed with his "Black hair and hair style." However, when Andrew’s mother asked about this latest hair issue, the ref explained it away. Instead, the ref said there was confusion over her son and another teammate. Yet when the match rolled around, there were NO OTHER wrestlers on either team wearing head coverings.
Hair styles and skin color go hand in hand. This is Pure Racism and a Perverted story which highlights White America's attempts to preclude Blacks in America ...and especially Young Blacks...from having a cultural identity free from "White" norms. Understand the Parameters of the American Institution of Racism....and IF you Understand them, sit a Young One down and explain IT to them.
The Struggle Continues.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.