Texas School District tells boy to “cut your hair or wear a dress”
Ok, I have a strong opinion on a person following the rules of a company.
I was one of the people that continued to watch the NFL after Colin Kaepernick's protest.
I believed that if the NFL's policy when the national anthem is being played for you to stand and if that team is paying you millions of dollars, you do what is asked.
Before I read this story I had the stance of, well, if the school district clearly lists their uniform policy, the students and their parents should oblige.
But AFTER reading this story, yeah....the grandmother should fight!
CBS Austin reports that East Texas School District Tatum's School Superintendent reportedly told a student's grandmother that she had 3 options: Cut her grandson's hair, braid it up and pin it, OR (and here's where, in my opinion, was unnecessary, and inappropriate) send HIM to school in a dress and when prompted HE must say he's a girl.
Reportedly, the policy for male students in the district calls for them not to wear pony or rat-tails, male buns, puffy hairballs, and their hair should not extend below the top of a t-shirt collar.
So grandma knew ahead of time what the policy was, however how it was handled was not cool and I could see how some could look at the policy and perceive it as discriminatory.
Personally, all the children I have seen with long hair have all been minorities, either Latino or African American children.
Maybe my experience is the same as hers.
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