When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code

Jamilia Blake, who looks at the “adultification” of black girls in schools, believes stereotypes of black adults are put on black children in schools, and black girls in particular.
According to Colleen Cook, administrators at Mystic Valley have routinely reprimanded black students for dress code violations involving hair.
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, north of Boston, bans hair extensions in its dress code, deeming them “distracting.
When Black Hair Violates The Dress CodeEnlarge this image Mai Ly Degnan for NPR Mai Ly Degnan for NPRRaising teenage girls can be a tough job.
“Having a dress code is one thing, but denying an education for it defies logic,” says Losen.

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