Racist school dress codes?

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    When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code
    ising teenage girls can be a tough job. Raising black teenage girls as white parents can be even tougher. Aaron and Colleen Cook knew that when they adopted their twin daughters, Mya and Deanna.

    As spring came around this year, the girls, who just turned 16, told their parents they wanted to get braided hair extensions. Their parents happily obliged, wanting Mya and Deanna to feel closer to their black heritage.

    But when the girls got to school, they were asked to step out of class. Both were given several infractions for violating the dress code. Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, north of Boston, bans hair extensions in its dress code, deeming them "distracting."

    When administrators asked the girls to remove their braids, Mya and Deanna refused.

    The next day, Colleen and Aaron Cook came to the school where, they say, they were told the girls' hair needed to be "fixed." The Cooks refused, telling administrators that there was nothing wrong with the hairstyle.
    The Cooks contacted the NAACP, Anti-Defamation League, and the ACLU to file a complaint against the school, calling the dress code discriminatory to students of color, particularly black females.
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    How in the holy hell is that discriminatory against race?
    People are fucking stupid. Emotional, ignorant, entitled and STUPID.
     
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    Look at this stupid shit
    Black girls are often seen as being loud or aggressive, and are overly disciplined because of that stigma. Andrews finds that leads to low self-esteem and under-performance in school for these students.
    Actually trying to turn around loud mouth girls into victims of racism
    OMFG
    NPR should be burned to the ground
     
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    Colleen agrees, adding, "I feel like the school is pushing us to raise them as white children, but that's not who they are or who they're going to be
    Maybe they just arent looking at them as special. You know, equality and shit :cuckoo:
     
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    What's wrong with hair extensions?
     
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    its against the rules. Maybe they find them distracting. Whats wrong with wearing a tshirt? Or blue jeans?
     
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    I don't see what's racist about it. What I am seeing is more and more blacks coming out as racists spoiling for a fight over anything that can be twisted and (mis)used. How they think it will have a positive result is beyond me. When I was in school there was a real effort to get on the same page, now it's all about division and fanning the flames of racism.
     
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    Very stupid....

    But they should be sent home with hair cuts like these..

    Pretends to be awake..lol

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    No pets at school~

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    depends on what the school had IN MIND-------maybe they disallow lots of things like HOOP earrings---
    or HOODIES -----that seem standard and harmless-----but somehow do not seem harmless to
    whomever came up with the dress code. In my mind (such as it is) -----teenaged girls should not waste
    hours of fun time in hair salons -------hair styles and clothes should be SIMPLE. Do those girls splash
    around in the gym showers with hair extensions GLUED ON?. Does the school have obligatory SWIMMING?
     
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    Exactly. Those aren't against dress code.
     
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    Actually, it is a well-known stereotype that black women are seen as loud, confrontational, aggressive in a confrontation.

    That for sure affects how others relate to them, whether the stereotype is true for the individual or not.
     

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