September 6, 2013 by gabnormal
A charter school in Oklahoma sent a seven-year-old girl home for having dreads.
Father Terrance Parker eventually removed his daughter, Tiana, from classes at the school.
The schools policy states that “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable.”
Faddish?? Afros and dreadlocks are not faddish. Afros are the natural state of black hair and have been that way since the beginning of humans, which, the last time I checked, was a pretty long time, much longer than any “fad” I’ve ever heard of.
Dreadlocks can be a passing phase for some, but in more cases than not people who get them keep them for years on end. No fad lasts that long, either.
The school has played into the dominating beauty standard that the only hair which is acceptable is smooth, shiny and more often than not, white. This seems to be a recurring theme throughout current events, with the much talked about Sheryl Underwood not-so-funny comedy routine not far in the past.
Icing on the cake? Terrance is a barber who states that he takes pride in his kids looking nice. Tiana has been enrolled in a new school that doesn’t have a problem with her hairstyle.