Who straightens the curly, yet already fine-textured, hair of a school aged little girl? Model Gabriel Aubry, that's who, while he had his daughter, Nahla Aubry, who he had with Halle Berry in his care.
Berry accused him of trying to make Aubry appear to be more white and sought and receive an injunction stopping him from straightening 7-year old Nahla's hair.
Man, that's almost sacrilegious in some communities to chemically straighten a girl's hair at such a young age, though there's no evidence that was done here.
It all had me thinking of this recent story about a half-Jewish, half-black college co-ed, who didn't even know she was bi-racial until she sent in her photo with her Georgetown University college application materials and the college sent her back a letter about the Black Student Union. It turns out she was the product of her mom's extra-marital affair with a black man and her parents decided to get past it, which included never telling her of her African American heritage.
It was so interesting about identity. That student is now a 37-year old film maker Lacey Schwartz who submitted her documentary "Little White Lie" in the San Francisco film festival recently. The feature will air on PBS soon.
Check out the teaser.