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9-Year-Old Boy Is Turned Away From Christian School Because Of Dreadlocks

Date April 26, 2019

It is not surprising that school rules often prescribe uniforms, hairstyles and haircuts. There aren’t any universal directions that apply to all the schools in the US. As far as hairstyles are concerned, the foremost requirement is to keep your head neat and clean. Different schools, however, enforce their own dress codes on hairstyles.

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The most common restriction often pertains to long hair for boys, hair died in any color of the rainbow, shaved heads for girls and dreadlocks. Advocates of strict regulations tend to believe that the dress and appearance codes produce good behavior, morality, and a feeling of equality among students. Sometimes, educational institutions can be quite strict and steadfast in their beliefs.

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To provide just one real-life example, a scandal occurred in Florida at the Book’s Christian Academy. A cute 6-year-old African-American boy was not allowed to start his education at the school because of his dreadlocks.

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His father, Clinton Stanley, could not stay aside and posted a video of this incident on his Facebook account. In this video, the father vents his frustration:

“My son just got told he cannot attend this school with his hair, if that’s not bias, I don’t know what is.”

The school authorities did not let him know beforehand about their policy. The little boy thus had to stand in front of the school’s door, while the other kids were allowed inside.

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The video went viral as people erupted in an outburst of anger. Indeed, they split into two camps: Those who support the dissatisfaction of the family and those who stand for the right of private Christian schools to make their own rules.

The disputes notwithstanding, it’s a pity that a little boy had to experience such an unpleasant situation.

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