Friday, 29 July 2016

A High School's New Anti-Natural-Hair Policy Is Causing Controversy

Another problematic hair policy, this time at a Kentucky high school, will not being instituted without a fight. Why? Because a true mover and shaker has taken up the cause: Attica Scott, an activist turned state representative, tweeted about the racist policy this week.

“Soooo … my daughter had registration today and let’s just say she’s not happy abt the #JCPS no natural hair policy,” tweeted Scott, who will run uncontested in November to become the first black woman elected to the Kentucky State Legislature in 20 years. She included a photo of the hair/personal grooming portion of the dress code at the Butler Traditional High School in Louisville, which states there are to be no “dreadlocks, cornrolls [sic], twists, mohawks” and no “Afros more than two inches in length.”
Scott’s daughter Ashanti, 15, will be entering her sophomore year at the Louisville public school.

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