The thing is, folks, it's all in the way you talk about this issue. Because black hair can be all tied up in racial issues, female identity, etc., you have to speak with compassion and with a full understanding of all the issues. You also must take care not to make assumptions about what issues or motivations individuals have, because you're probably wrong.
A blog post about the Newsweek article that does just that can be found on What About Our Daughters. Check out the 130+ comments too.