Tag: dreadlocks

‘Predominantly Black’ Christian School Refuses Students With Dreadlocks

Source: Karin Dreyer / Getty A private school in Ohio faces major criticism after parents say the school won’t let their six-year-old attend wearing dreadlocks. According to Cincinnati Enquirer, Asten Johnson comes from a family that sports dreadlocks long and proud. However, the Zion Temple Christian Academy in Avondale told the Johnsons that the hairstyle […]

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Black Teenager Who Was Told to Cut His Locs by School Wins Court Ruling

Photo: LightField Studios (Shutterstock) On Monday evening, a Texas federal judge ruled in favor of a Black teenager who was told he had to cut his hair or he couldn’t attend school. Advertisement According to NBC News, a preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Court Judge George C. Hanks Jr. will allow 16-year-old Kaden Bradford […]

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Jamaica’s Supreme Court Rules That School Can Ban Child With Dreadlocks (No, We’re Not Kidding)

A statue of reggae artist Bob Marley in Kingston, Jamaica. Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) If you’ve ever heard the statement ‘anti-Blackness is global’ and wondered what it truly meant, consider this news: the Supreme Court in Jamaica, an island whose population is around 80 percent Black people, has ruled in favor of a school that said […]

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Texas School Board Doubles Down on Hair Policy That Pushed Two Black Male Students Out of School

Photo: mimagephotography (Shutterstock) A Houston-area school district has unanimously voted to preserve a hair policy that has been widely criticized as racist and discriminatory, especially after it prevented a Black high school senior from walking in his own graduation earlier this year. Advertisement The Barbers Hill Independent School District, located east of Houston, bans boys […]

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