In most cosmetology schools around the country, it is not mandatory to learn how to style natural, textured, African American hair. The way that black people maintain their hair is different from white people. In the wrong hands, the results could be disastrous. Some stylists have to go to separate schools to learn how to take care of and style hair outside of their culture, which is unacceptable in the United States.
There are so many different types of people here, and it gives black people limited options in where they can go to get their hair done. Not mandating the teaching of beauty practices for all hair and skin types promotes racism. America is a melting pot of cultures from around the world, so there is no excuse to limit the beauty industry in the country to just that of white people.