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Yet Another Black Girl’s Hair Policed By Her School, Her Afro Called ‘Out of Control’

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Yet Another Black Girl’s Hair Policed By Her School, Her Afro Called ‘Out of Control’

A 17-year-old high schooler from Florida is the latest black girl to be reprimanded for wearing her hair in traditional black style. All over the world, black girls have their bodies, words and increasingly, hair, policed by those who have no clue.

WCTV reports that Jenesis Johnson, an 11th Grader at North Florida Christian, a private school in Tallahassee, Fla., has been wearing an afro for the last seven months.

About two weeks ago, a teacher asked Jenesis in front of class, “How long are you rocking that hairstyle?”

When it was all said and done, this young girl’s beautiful, voluminous, natural hair was deemed “extreme” “out of control” and a distraction.

“She said that my hair needs to be fixed, it was not neat and needs to be put in a style,” said Jenesis to WCTV. “My hair is fixed.”

Two days later the junior was called into the assistant principal’s office.

“She said your hair is extreme and faddish and out of control. It’s all over the place,” Jenesis recalled.

Jenesis says she was told her hair was…

Please read original article – Yet Another Black Girl’s Hair Policed By Her School, Her Afro Called ‘Out of Control’


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