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Old 09-12-2013, 07:17 PM   #21
 
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:21 PM   #22
 
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Having been pulled up and had the Tulsa story linked to, they (caucasian wavy I think) now say
"I meant 'unkempt' from the school's point of view. Obviously the new coach was concerned about the school's squeaky clean image, and I can see how someone like that would be prejudiced against hair that is out of the ordinary.

Of course I'm not saying that afros or dreadlocks are bad choices. But someone who is ignorant about anything other than caucasian hair could easily jump to the wrong conclusions. They might see an afro and think 'unkempt!', or dreadlocks and think 'dirty hippy!'. I'm very glad the school has reconsidered
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Silly rabbit sounds like Joe Biden on an extra talkative day. It's a case of an adult caught with his hand in the cookie jar, and serving up a childish excuse.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #23
 
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I think poxyfairy meant the school did them a favor because she's in a much better school now.

I don't see the point of having dress codes if a) you're not going to enforce them uniformly (last year vs. this year); b) you're not going to enforce them with staff; c) you don't have a good reason for them, especially in light of what the school is ostensibly trying to accomplish.

Paddling is not uncommon in some private schools, especially religious ones. I refused to enroll my son in an otherwise good school because they had a paddling policy. I also grew up in the era of public school corporal punishment, and believe me, we behaved, but most of us were scared sh*tless of the teachers who spanked, shook, rapped knuckles with the ruler, etc. My second grade teacher was a tyrant. If the only way you can maintain order is to terrify your students, then you shouldn't be teaching. It sounds to me like that family is well shut of that school.
I just assumed that corporal punishment was illegal these days - just learned that it is legal for public schools in 19 states and private schools in 48.

Your second grade teacher is the exact reason why I wouldn't give that permission to a teacher or school. Reminds me of the movie/musical Matilda. You're right students should not be terrified of teachers.

This family was given the push they needed to leave that (awful IMO) school.
People are doing such a huge push on charter schools (and trying to do public schools in) now so they can place their child in a school that allows punishment or doesn't but fills some other need(s) they think public is failing at. Many parents have no problem with CP. I went to school where teachers would hang 4 or 5 different paddles on the wall, and pick which ever one suited their mood. Only 2 were really out of their mind and paddled kids for no good reason, regularly. The others would try other forms of discipline first and when that didn't work, they wore you out. No one was scared of them or their paddles, but one had a (rather uncomfortable) tail she would make you wear and walk at the back of every line in. We all hated that, and would rather take a beating, but then again 98% of us were spanked at home so it was normal.

This story however is no where near normal.

I have no love for dress codes, would not have survived one, and including hair is beyond ridiculous imo. There is absolutely nothing distracting about a natural hair, dreads, spikes, hawks, different colors, down to your butt, etc... It's hair, and often times a form of expression or part of your culture. Who cares? If you can't look past someones hair, you've got a problem.

(ps- I live near 2 reservations and went to regular old public schools with any and every type of hair do you can imagine. the only time hair was an issue was when it had lice in it. So stupid)
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #24
 
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I remember I worked at a restaurant a few years ago and it was a fine dining restaurant at that. So I decided to get the dread extensions and I was asked to take them out because its not professional and they had a rule against hairstyles. Being that I was one of the only african American working there I felt like I was being picked on in a way because everybody else that I worked with will load their hair with gel and spike up their hair or put it in a mohawk. So I guess depending on the environment people will have issues with afros and locs.

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That's crap. If they could wear mohawk and spiky hair, I truly don't get what would have been wrong with your dread extensions. How silly
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I remember I worked at a restaurant a few years ago and it was a fine dining restaurant at that. So I decided to get the dread extensions and I was asked to take them out because its not professional and they had a rule against hairstyles. Being that I was one of the only african American working there I felt like I was being picked on in a way because everybody else that I worked with will load their hair with gel and spike up their hair or put it in a mohawk. So I guess depending on the environment people will have issues with afros and locs.
The only people who have issues with afros and locs are racists and self-haters.

Locs can be tied up.

Afros can be tied up if they are long.

I use to know chefs who had locs and that's what they did out of habit.

Short afros don't get into food like other short hair.

So they don't have any hygiene excuse.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:10 PM   #27
 
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This made me so mad when it was on the news. There was absolutely nothing wrong with her hair! I've seen how little girls dress for school... I think maybe they should focus on that and leave her alone.
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