Petition statement to be delivered to Deborah Brown, Founder and Executive Director, Deborah Brown Community School, Dr. Arslan, Director, Horizon Science Academy, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Banning African American Hair in Schools is a Racist Policy

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Banning African American Hair in Schools is a Racist Policy

To be delivered to Deborah Brown, Founder and Executive Director, Deborah Brown Community School, Dr. Arslan, Director, Horizon Science Academy, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

Stop public, charter and private schools from banning African American natural hairstyles.
There are currently 1,881 signatures. NEW goal - We need 2,000 signatures!

Petition Background

A 7 year old African American girl, who was a straight A student at Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa, OK, was brought to tears and left with emotional scars when her school told her family that her hair was unacceptable because it is a "distraction from the respectful and serious atmosphere of their school." Her hair was in little twists called dreadlocks.

Horizon Science Academy in Ohio is banning “Afro-puffs and small twisted braids," as part of their dress code. These schools are singling out African American children because of the texture of their hair.

It doesn't matter if the administration of the school is African American or Caucasian. These are hurtful, self-esteem damaging, discriminatory practices that need to be stopped immediately!

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