Crushers Club, a Chicago-based nonprofit that will receive $200,000 from the National Football League (NFL), is being criticized on social media for having shared photographs of its founder cutting off the dreadlocks of Black youth.

Twitter user Resist Programming retweeted Crushers Clubs tweet from 2016, in which the founder Sally Hazelgrove, who is white, celebrates cutting off a youths locs.

And another Crusher let me cut his dreads off! Its symbolic of a change and their desire for a better life! the Crushers Clubs tweet reads.

In a caption of another photo of Hazelgrove cutting youths hair, Crushers Club wrote, Hes freaking out but looks so cute! #loveshorthair.


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