Thursday, September 24, 2020

Ban on natural hair discrimination passes in House. ‘Everybody should feel empowered’

Ban on natural hair discrimination passes in House. ‘Everybody should feel empowered’
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Jordan Winder wanted to attend St. Augustine High School, a private, all-boys Catholic school in New Orleans.

Although his father was enrolled in the school at Jordan’s age, the 15-year-old ended up attending public school because his dreadlocks went against St. Augustine’s “grooming policy,” which specifically bans the style as well as hair that is longer than 1 inch, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“I decided to grow my hair at a young age. Just to stand out, to be different,” Jordan told the SPLC. “I never really liked having a fade or a bush. I just decided to grow my hair out. I just couldn’t go to school where I wanted. It made me feel pretty disappointed.”

Stories like Jordan’s are not unusual.

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Article Source: Yahoo News
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