The Lorain Horizon Science Academy in Ohio is facing heat from the natural hair community after a copy of a letter to parents that included a ban on afro puffs and ‘small twisted braids’ was posted online.
The dress code restrictions highlight an age-old struggle that naturals face from both within and outside of the black community. Our hair is viewed as radical, funky or unruly in its natural state, and restrictions are sometimes placed on us in academic and professional settings that do not extend to our non-black counterparts. Is this a good restriction to be included in an official schools’ dress code. What are your thoughts about this?
See the full story at http://blackgirllonghair.com/2013/06/ohio-school-bans-afro-puffs-and-braids/