For every black person who doesn't want her or his hair touched by someone, there are likely enough who don't mind it, that we shouldn't need some sort of Ripley's Believe It or Not - type affair to exoticize it IMO; for quite a few people to run home and proudly declare, "Guess what I did today, Honey? Why I touched African American hair!y.
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
Mom - what did you learn in school today?

Kid - the teacher took us to this exhibit and we got to touch real live black people hair.

Mom - You don't say! It has been a dream of mine to one day get the chance to touch black people hair ever since I saw Florida and Michael singing and dancing on Good Times. And now my son got that chance. Im so proud and happy. This is.. this is.... DYNOMITE!

Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it.