This Video Hilariously Explains Why You Shouldn’t Touch African American Hair Without Asking

Web series Try This Instead reminds us to keep our hands to ourselves.

1. Actor/creator Cameron Johnson and his crew make funny and relatable videos about awkward social situations.

2. Their most recent video has a helpfully self-explanatory title: “Don’t Touch My Hair.”

3. “Unless you’re at a black person petting zoo, just keep your hands to yourself.”

4. The Try This Instead group recognizes that “it’s tempting, but it’s also degrading,” and encourages white people to find ways to resist the urge.

5. When asked what inspired him, Johnson told BuzzFeed that he wanted to “create a show in which people who experience these … microaggressions would see their experiences and feel understood.”

“For some reason,” he said “it feels better if we can laugh.”

6. Check out the full “Don’t Touch My Hair” webisode.

7. For more information about Try This Instead visit them here.

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