7-year-old forced to leave elementary school over dreadlocks

Tiana Parker [courtesy of Fox 23.com)<noscript>&amp;lt;img width="650" height="366" src="http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/dreadlocks-girl-16x9.jpg?w=650" class="attachment-single wp-post-image" alt="Tiana Parker (courtesy of Fox 23.com)" /&amp;gt;</noscript>

Tiana Parker (courtesy of Fox 23.com)

Tulsa, Oklahoma – A second grader has been forced to quit her elementary school because of her dreadlocks hairstyle.

Tiana Parker, who wears her short locks tied up in bunches, has now enrolled in a nearby school that does not have a problem with her natural hairdo.

Speaking to a local television station, her father, Terrance Parker, said he was shocked when officials at Deborah Brown Community School “hassled” him about Tiana‘s locks, until he was eventually forced to take his daughter out of classes.

Parker, a barber, said school officials told him his daughter’s hair was not presentable. Though, he said, “she’s always presentable. You know I take pride in my kids looking nice.”

“She went to the school last year and didn’t have any problems,” he added. Although officials told Fox 23 that Parker was fully aware of the school’s dress code.

The school policy at the predominately African-American charter school states that “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable.”

The schools feels these can distract from the respectful and serious atmosphere it strives to achieve.

During the interview a tearful Tiana, a straight-A student, said she could not go to her school “because they didn’t like my dreads.” She added, “I think that they should let me have my dreads.”

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Why the parents chose to remove their child instead of suing the hell out of this school, I do not know. 

 

Black people that are still suffering from "Stockholm Syndrome"and plantation-induced Self-Hatred should be nowhere near Black children. 

 

And, for a Black person to be stupid enough to call Black people's natural hair a "trend", well, in my opinion that person is not intelligent enough to be trying to teach my child [or anyone else's] anything. 

  What in the FOCK  is wrong with people?  They have just ruined this child self-esteem.  This is why I say the WRONG folks are teaching our kids.  Really?  In the day and age?  Not only is dreadlocks acceptable in black culture it should be EMBRACED.  But!  I got it.  See?  Acadamia folks talk allllllll this shit about the "character" of person an individual is...especially young students....but!  That same old stereotype keep raising its UGLY head.  It is how folks are taught that doesn't allow "freedom" of the  hair to progress.  I'm wondering who is in charge of this child leaving school...a white or a black.  It was very interesting.  Cuz if it's US?  Man do we have a looooooooooong way to go.  But!

Originally Posted by sunnubian:

Why the parents chose to remove their child instead of suing the hell out of this school, I do not know. 

 

Black people that are still suffering from "Stockholm Syndrome"and plantation-induced Self-Hatred should be nowhere near Black children. 

 

And, for a Black person to be stupid enough to call Black people natural hair a "trend", well, in my opinion that person is not intelligent enough to be trying to teach my child [or anyone else's] anything. 

+ I agree...they need to sue....re-sue...and re-sue again.  Unless they can show other races of people are similarly discriminated against like this, this will be an easy case. 

 

 

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