In a commentary titled, “Keep Your Hands Off The Hair,” NPR's Alison Keyes attempts to explain why it's not okay to just touch a woman's hair, particularly a black woman.
She admits that, “The texture does look inviting to touch. But walking up and palming my puff?! Particularly without permission? Can I Just Tell YOU — speaking colloquially — that is not cool.”
It's all common sense really. Why would a person walk up and just touch someones hair, or touch them period? Is that person crazy?