Natural Hair as a Political Statement

Young President Obama with an afro

In her article for the Huffington Post, writer Cassandra Jackson stated:

"When a web poll asked if the U.S. was ready for a first lady with natural kinky hair, 56% of respondents said no. Black hair is still political. Even those who view their natural hair journey as an internal process are engaged in a powerful political act, just by virtue of reclaiming the meaning of their natural hair."

What do you think? Is natural hair a political statement?