When I heard about this? I was pissed. Cuz no body was there for that child. That mofo had no business forcing this hair cut. And why did others participate when they KNEW it was wrong? At the very least they should have contacted the boy's parent for permission since this was so personal. And who in the FUCK is he to determine whether or not the boy should have his hair cut? Other whitefolks standing by looking stupid and didn't SEE any blackfolks there-wait I just looked again and I see Black team players and an adult guy standing with a hat on who could be Black. And he looks puzzled. So. It's a shame that we are going back in time where a sick white mofo can go off like that and nobody does a damn thing-except for the aftermath. It shouldn't be a aftermath or backlash cuz the mofo shouldn't have done it in the first place. He's has no right forcing this poor child to make such a decision..... That's why I say some black folks talk all this tuff shyte but when it really counts? SILENCE!!!!!! Which is why I take protests and demonstration with a grain of grass. So. What are we gon do? They killin us. They try to manipulate us....now this. So again. What we gon do....about this? Wait for more proof? And this isn't the first incident about our children having the right to wear their hair in dreads. Many black students have been sent home or worse....not permitted to attend school. I remember that Catholic school suspended a Black girl for wearing dreads. So. It's starting. BTW: Sista Sunnubian everything you say is TRUE. If it were 50 or 60 years ago we would be cutting him down from a tree. Only cuz we have the audacity to want to be our authentic self. Ain't that a bitch! But!