Here is another “we can’t believe this is 2016” moment:
Kentucky State Representative, Attica Scott, recently shared the new hair policy of her daughter’s school on Twitter. Though this is not the first time we have seen the banning of certain natural hairstyles, it is still quite shocking to see that this still goes on and to this level. Here is the tweet that Scott posted with a photograph of the new policy:
So, twists and cornrolls/cornrows are banned? These are two staple hairstyles in the black culture. The school — Butler Traditional High School in Kentucky — has also banned dreadlocks and afros beyond two inches.
Scott did not stop there though. She took to Twitter with powerful images of these styles worn by successful black women we know.
What makes this story even more interesting is that Attica Scott wears locs and is the first black woman elected to the Kentucky State Legislature in 20 years this 2016.