Recently an Ohio school issued a letter of restrictions for dress codes, hair and body appearance. Some of the things they list are legit, but quite a few things go far beyond what anyone should feel the right to do. For example, the letter states that:
Afro-puffs and small twisted braids, with our without rubberbands, are NOT permitted.
You can read more about the story HERE and also read a copy of the letter that was distributed.
I am baffled that a school would go this far in the name of a dress code. Do they not understand African American hair texture and care? Do they want to understand? Do they understand and just simply want to exercise their power to dominate people of color. Do they not know that Black folks’ hair grows up and out, rather than down – it’s natural, not extreme or unkempt. Our hair grows…
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