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Tulsa School Sends Girl Home Because 'Dreadlocks' and 'Afros' Are Too Distracting (TEXT and VIDEO)

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A father in Oklahoma said this week that he was forced to pull his daughter out of classes after the charter school she was attending sent her home for having the wrong hairstyle.

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Suzanne L (98)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 1:53 pm
I feel badly for the little girl who is caught in the middle of adult power struggles.

Animae C (514)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 4:08 pm
“hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable.”

Hasn't anyone mentioned to this pathetic school how long these styles have been around!
AND they are all first nation people's styles!

So much racism in the US!

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 8:01 pm
Apparently the school took a LOT of flak for this from all over the state, besides nationwide. Their voicemail box and email box are apparently both full. Gee, it couldn't happen to nicer racists.

Jason S (50)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 8:06 pm
Good posting, thanks

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 9:52 pm
My daughter went to a school where the dress code included acceptable hairstyles for girls and boys as well as the length of skirts and tucking in of shirts, not to mention ban on make-up and jewelry. It's not a bad thing.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 10:07 pm
Sounds like the school got what they want without a discrimination suit filed...interesting way to get out of that.

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 10:42 pm
I smell racism

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:48 am
To a rasta,dreds are your identity,and your religion.It represents the lion of Judah......
This clearly is racist,and it is clearly a violation of freedom of religion and freedom to express.

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 12:03 pm
I also 'smell racism' and violations to freedom of expression....
Thank You Carrie.

Chrissie H (23)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:02 pm
What a lovely little girl who looked perfectly presentable ,bless her. I hope Tiana will be happier in her new school .

Mike M (43)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:03 pm
It is Oklahoma and you know the tea-baggers have a big congregation there and a few para-military groups so you could not expect less

Barb K (1687)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:46 pm
As long as Tiana is being well educated with enough recess and lunch time, she should be able to wear her hair any way she chooses!!

fly b (26)
Friday September 6, 2013, 9:59 pm
I hope she is happy where she is. No one should have to disrupt their life and change schools for being subjected to racism and prejudice.
I hope those responsible face legal charges, and are dismissed! they should leave, not the little girl. Where were the school parents supporting her??
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