My newest piece. Blackness continues to be against the dress code.

“Imagine, if only for a moment, a 9-year-old white child being told that her straight blond pigtails were against the dress code. That she needs to (chemically) change the natural texture of her hair in order to not be kicked out of school. When you try to punish a sweet white student for her hair, you’re an over-the-top evil child hater, like the Trunchbull. When you do this to a black student, it’s just “rules are rules” — everyday racism, nothing to see here. It sounds ridiculous because it is ridiculous. And it is every bit as ridiculous for a black child and her naturally kinky hair that needs to be styled in certain (different) ways.”

 

Read more…

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1120599/black-girl-hair-school

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