This story strikes a serious nerve with me, because I have personally been the recipient of similar comments noted in this piece. I like natural hair, and lately I have been thinking about going back to my “roots” so to speak. I wore my hair natural for over 10 years receiving mixed reviews from black and white alike. Station KTBS in Louisiana is so wrong for firing Rhonda Lee, and the commentary from some of their viewers, just plain ignorant. Kudos to Melissa Harris Perry for her ethnic hair too. I hope Rhonda Lee gets picked up by a more progressive market.
Read the full story at http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/12/12/meteorologist-fired-after-defending-her-ethnic-hair/
Tommy Sotomayor interviews Rhonda Lee on his radio show at the following links.
Rhonda Lee Interview Pt 1 (Fired For Having Black Hair) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt5m-UwFcuY
Rhonda Lee Interview Pt 2 (Fired For Having Black Hair) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTa_D21Qmi4&feature=player_detailpage
Rhonda Lee Interview Pt 3 (Fired For Having Black Hair) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysW_5vBymig&feature=player_detailpage