Girls Sent Home From School Because of Hairstyle



In Terrytown, New Orleans, two middle schoolers were turned away from a Roman Catholic school on separate occasions because their hairstyles—braid hair extensions—violated school policy. The girls’ mothers filed a lawsuit in response, and although the judge has prevented the school from enforcing its policy, the girls have still not returned to school. Critics of the policy, and the girls’ mothers, are furious with its discriminatory nature, and the lawsuit firmly states that preventing the girls from attending school has resulted in “clear irreparable harm.” 


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