All I can say is that mother is a lot nicer than I would be to complete strangers who feel they have the right to provide me with unsolicited advice pertaining to my child. This conversation right here just had me floored:
Seriously?? You are a random cashier, you don't know anything about this woman other than the fact that she is white and her daughter is black, and based on that you feel that it's your place to not only address the mother but the daughter as well. Some people have serious nerve. I understand that the mother doesn't want to act a fool in front of her child, and she doesn't want to make it obvious to her daughter that there is tension and negativity with the way some people view hair. But she has to put her foot down. Yes, as a mother you want to lead by example and not just go off on strangers, even if their behavior warrants it. But she can let them know that this is her child and they are disrespecting her boundaries when they approach her this way. You can't tell me that some of these women haven't seen black mothers who have jacked up their daughters' hair, but I bet they never say a word to them about it.