Wow...their ignorance is so incredibly offensive I honestly don't know where to start or what to say that would be helpful. I'm glad you recognize it's not you and kudos to you for accepting yourself despite the conditions you grew up in.
Originally Posted by Jessiebanana
I agree. You should embrace your hair no matter what anyone thinks. I don't know how you should talk to your parents if they never listen, but you can at least let them know that you are proud of your hair and it's part of who you are. However horrible this is to you right now, they can't control the way you should look forever. God bless