Let Go of Our Hair and Let Our Girls Learn


Let Go of Our Hair and Let Our Girls Learn

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In recent weeks, there have been a number of news stories about black girls being discriminated against at school for wearing natural hairstyles. In July 2016, a news story went viral about a school in Pretoria, South Africa, banning black girls from wearing natural hairstyles like Afros because they were “untidy” and “unladylike.”

South African students speak out against ‘aggressive’ ban on afro hair
Girls describe prejudice at prestigious Pretoria school where natural hair was deemed ‘untidy’ and…
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In March 2017, twins Grace and Thabisa, who are of South Sudanese descent, were pulled out of their classes at Bentleigh …

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