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A 7-year-old Tulsa girl was sent home form her elementary school because her dreadlocks were too much of a distraction, Fox 23 News Tulsa reports.Terrance Parker said Deborah Brown Community School (Principal and Founder Deborah Brown pictured above) officials “hassled” him about his daughter Tiana‘s dreadlocks, until he was told his daughter could no longer attend classes. She didn’t look “presentable, Parker said he was told.However, the school told Fox 23 that Parker knew that it had very strict dress-code rules–especially when it comes to hair. NewsOne reviewed the school’s dress code and it clearly states on page 13 that “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable.” Deborah Brown school officials feel the hairstyle could cause distractions, a statement that surprises Parker.
When a Fox 23 reporter asked little Tiana why she was removed from classes, she burst into tears. “because they didn’t like my dreads,” she said. “I think that they should let me have my dreads.”(via NewsOne)

The natural hair that grows out of our heads is “distracting” and “faddish”? Wearing the hair you’re born with…is a trend? I already know that whiteness hates our skin tone, our hair, our bodies, how we speak, how we dance and how we wear our clothes (until some white person does it and makes it cute) but it’s really sad seeing black people enforcing this mess. Out here teaching black children their God given hair texture isn’t acceptable meanwhile rocking a synthetic wig made to look like a natural hairstyle? That makes…no sense.

A 7-year-old Tulsa girl was sent home form her elementary school because her dreadlocks were too much of a distraction, Fox 23 News Tulsa reports.

Terrance Parker said Deborah Brown Community School (Principal and Founder Deborah Brown pictured above) officials “hassled” him about his daughter Tiana‘s dreadlocks, until he was told his daughter could no longer attend classes. She didn’t look “presentable, Parker said he was told.


However, the school told Fox 23 that Parker knew that it had very strict dress-code rules–especially when it comes to hair. NewsOne reviewed the school’s dress code and it clearly states on page 13 that “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable.” Deborah Brown school officials feel the hairstyle could cause distractions, a statement that surprises Parker.

When a Fox 23 reporter asked little Tiana why she was removed from classes, she burst into tears. “because they didn’t like my dreads,” she said. “I think that they should let me have my dreads.”

(via NewsOne)

The natural hair that grows out of our heads is “distracting” and “faddish”? Wearing the hair you’re born with…is a trend? I already know that whiteness hates our skin tone, our hair, our bodies, how we speak, how we dance and how we wear our clothes (until some white person does it and makes it cute) but it’s really sad seeing black people enforcing this mess. Out here teaching black children their God given hair texture isn’t acceptable meanwhile rocking a synthetic wig made to look like a natural hairstyle? That makes…no sense.

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