Ladies, I have to admit, it is disheartening to publish another piece like this. Just months after an Ohio school banned afro puffs and 7‐year‐old Tiana Parker faced constant harassment from school administrators for her locs, another eeriely similar situation has unfolded in Orlando, Florida. After notifying the administrators at Faith Christian Academy that she was being bullied for hair, the school essentially sided with the bullies, telling 12‐year‐old Vanessa VanDyke to either cut and shape her hair or face expulsion. Since this story broke yesterday the school has backpedaled saying in a statement;
We are not asking her to put products in her hair or to cut her hair. We are asking her to style her hair within the guidelines according to the school handbook.”
The handbook does not list afros as a banned style.
The original report is below:
Ladies, what are your thoughts?