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    Default Crazy Talk: Ohio School Bans Afro Puffs and Braids?

    I really hope that this is not true...

    http://www.theroot.com/buzz/crazy-ta...ffs-and-braids

    Hopefully this isn't true. It's being reported today that a school in Ohio has banned, well, just about 75 percent of reasonable hairstyles for school-age African-American girls with natural hair. No "Afro puffs" (the style that results when your hair isn't straight and you pull it back) and no "small twisted braids."
    If this really is the case at Horizon Science Academy (according to the blog Black Girl With Long Hair, the new prohibitions came in a letter to parents about next year's dress code that was circulating online), we're left to assume that the administrators are in cahoots with the people who are into the alternatives to these styles. You know, the ones who support things like toddlers getting perms and 4-year-olds-getting weaves. Also known as people who have terrible ideas and no judgment.
    Everyone is familiar with things that adult black men do and wear being pathologized and banned, as if there's something inherently wrong with them, but this alleged targeting of what has been traditional and normal (not to mention cute) for African-American girls just about forever would be taking that to another level entirely.
    The Root reached out to Horizon Science Academy, where a representative said, "We have about 15 different schools in the state of Ohio" and had "no idea" which campus was responsible for the alleged letter. She could not provide the information or an academy spokesperson to provide a comment.

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    According to BGLH the school has rescinded the ban.

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    I trust and believe that this ain't true. Because if it is their will be a REVOLT.
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    Newest "Updated" Dress Code. http://www.denisonelementary.org/dress-code/

    They knew they had to change it!
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    *sigh* When will people (stop being scared of each other and) learn?
    Hello, 2021. Glad to see you. Hope you're bringing us goodness and light this year!

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    We hide our hair (its a multimillion dollar industry) then wonder why others want it hidden as well?
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    Default UPDATE: Ohio charter school offers 'letter of apology' on banning afro puffs



    Boy oh boy, first Paula apologizes, now the Horizon charter school apologizes for the ban on afro puffs in a letter to parents.

    http://www.blackandmarriedwithkids.c...ns-afro-puffs/

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    ETA: I just noticed
    PDR's link to the revised dress code upthread.









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    doesnt ohio have better things to do, like look for other missing women in people's basements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GalaxyGirl2012 View Post
    doesnt ohio have better things to do, like look for other missing women in people's basements?









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