Sports reporter Pam Oliver brushes off criticism about hair


Many football lovers took time away from the game to make fun of FOX Sports reporter Pam Oliver’s hair.

Last month during the NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers, fans used social media as a tool express their disapproval.

Oliver has finally responded to the criticism, which took shape in the form of memes, tweets and viral videos.

Natural curly hair: please don’t touch

So..I’ve been natural for about three years now and the journey has been filled with challenges. I can’t say that I will never go back to the creamy crack, but I don’t see it in my future. I’m quite satisfied with the way that I can style my hair in it’s natural state, and to my surprise, it’s more manageable. Now that I’ve prefaced my love for my hair, time to get down to business in terms of a particular issue that I’ve been encountering lately.

Even before I went natural, people have always wanted to touch my hair. My college roommate from Booneville, Missouri. The lady at the gas station in Hammond, Indiana. Even the little Indian lady who I sat next to for two hours on a flight to Baltimore. When I receive the “can I touch your hair question,” I’m usually very polite. Most of the time it’s from white people and I understand the curiosity. It’s important to note that these folks, the polite people who ask, is not the reason why I’m writing about this.

Girl Transfers After School Says Her Hair Wasn’t Presentable

Earlier this year we reported on an Ohio school that was forced to change its student dress code after the public became aware that the school made hairstyles such as afros, mohawks, and dreadlocks violations of school policy. As a result of public outcry, the school apologized and changed its rules. Recently, a father decided to send his child to a different school after the school sent her home for having a hairstyle they didn’t find “presentable”:


Ohio School Apologizes; Lifts Ban on Afro Puffs and Braids

Last week, we told you about Horizon Science Academy, a school in Ohio that – as part of its dress code – banned afro puffs and braids.

After widespread outrage, Horizon has lifted the ban and released an apology.

Along with lifting the ban, the school vows to take necessary steps to “prevent this from ever happening again.”

Check out the letter below:

Black Meteorologist Fired for Responding to Racist Facebook Comment About Her Hair

Black meteorologist Rhonda A. Lee was fired from her position at an ABC affiliate in Shreveport, LA for responding to a racist facebook comment about her hair.

A facebook commenter named Emmit Vascou wrote, “the black lady that does the news is a very nice lady.the only thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair. im not sure if she is a cancer patient. but still its not something myself that i think looks good on tv. what about letting someone a male have waist long hair do the news.what about that (cq).”