Features, High School, Stereotyping and Racism

This Teen’s Classmates Threw Things in Her Natural Hair and Nobody Did Anything to Stop It

Don’t touch my hair When it’s the feelings I wear -Solange By Andréa Butler For three days during the week of September 17, 14-year-old Genesee Taylor, then a freshman at Brentsville District High School in Nokesville, Virginia (she and her brother have since transferred to a more culturally diverse performing arts high school), was bullied […]

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Beauty & Fashion, Features, High School, Stereotyping and Racism

A Massachusetts High School is Punishing Black Girls for Wearing Braids

Having your hair examined while on public display. Being detained just for the way you look. Experiencing separation from others because you refuse to deny your culture. This isn’t a scene from a centuries-old auction block; it’s what’s been going down lately at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Mass. The Boston Globe reports […]

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