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25 Nov

Kentucky High School’s Dress Code ‘Stinks of Racism, Bans

Kentucky High School

Kentucky High School The wonder and versatility of natural hair is something that ought to be celebrated — not dismissed. Nonetheless, Butler Traditional High School in Louisville has decided “dreadlocks,” “braids,” “twists, and “cornrolls” (which we’re assuming they mean cornrows) are “extreme,” “distracting” and ultimately not allowed to be worn by any of its students.

In the event you’re shocked, you’re not alone. Kentucky state representative elect Attica Scott took to Twitter on Wednesday to specific her dismay over the college’s racially insensitive stance after her daughther brought home Bulter High’s registration info that included the dress code policy.

“I don’t understand why we’re going to deal with something like natural hair styles when we must always be focused on education. They specifically outlined hairstyles which might be worn most by black kids. To me, this stinks of institutional racism,” Scott, who’s the primary black woman to serve within the Kentucky state legislature in 20 years and wears her hair in locs, told Courier-Journal.com.

In truth it reaks of racism. The hairstyles mentioned within the policy are deeply rooted in Black history and culture due to this fact they’re traditional not extreme. Stunning not distracting.

Those sentiments were echoed by several Twitter users who commented on Scott’s post, including:

Since coming under fire Butler High School has tweeted a press release saying which might be open to hearing feedback and are holding a gathering to debate the matter on Friday, because the dress code is ultimately created by a special decision-making council.

Let’s hope the coucil quickly recongnizes how racially insensitive and tone deaf the policy truly is — and hits delete.

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