Thursday, September 5, 2013

Danielle Holley-Walker on Race, Hairstyles, and School Dress/Appearance Codes

Apparently, facebook was on fire last night with news of the racial impacts of some schools' policies on student hairstyles.  Danielle Holley-Walker shared this with me this morning:

There have been several recent news stories about charter schools that are banning natural hairstyles. Most recently the Deborah Brown Community School on Tulsa, Oklahoma adopted a dress code that said that, "hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable."  See here. Last year, the Horizon Science Academy in Lorain, Ohio sent a letter to parents adopting a dress code that prevented students from wearing "Afro
puffs" or "small twisted braids."  See here. Why are some charter schools adopting anti-natural hair policies and what are the legal ramifications for such policies?

 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/2013/09/danielle-holley-walker-on-race-hairstyles-and-school-dressappearance-codes.html

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