hair discrimination RSS

black hair politics, clinton stanley, first grader denied his first day of school, florida, hair discrimination, jr, natural hair, racial discrimination -

As children returned to school this fall, new teachers and classmates weren’t the only things that greeted some students. More than one story surfaced of children being turned away, or sent home from school, because of culturally-specific hairstyles like braids or dreadlocks. One such child was six-year-old Clinton…

Read more...

Read more

black culture, black hair, black hair politics, black hairstyles, black students, cultural insensitivity, hair discrimination, racial discrimination -

When it comes to finding low-maintenance hairstyles for our children that are school-appropriate, it’s beginning to seem we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. Last week, a video of a first-grader in Florida being turned away from his first day of school because of his dreadlocks sparked viral outrage and…

Read more...

Read more

Tags