Wait, What?! Ohio School Bans Afro Puff & Braids!

Posted: June 25, 2013 in Welcome

urbanphilosopher:

Are we focused on education or culturally silencing another generation while strangling them through assessment after assessment.

Originally posted on Black America Web:

black-natural-hairThe Lorain Horizon Science Academy in Ohio recently released a letter to students’ parents about their dress code and the new restrictions their students face. Personal appearance at school as always been a slippery slope. While you don’t want students to feel they cannot express themselves, you also have to lay down ground rules as to not cause too many disturbances among students in regards to the clothes they where and how their personal style shines through.

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I certainly agree with a lot of the stipulations they have laid out, but once my eyes landed on these bullet points, I was immediately taken aback.Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 3.54.16 PM No one can bleach or dye their hair and not only that, but the Black girls in the school are not allowed to wear their hair natural or…

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