Mom goes to the racist policy & # 39; from primary school, after son 6 said that he had cut off his dreadlocks
A mother has accused the school of her six-year-old son of racist and sexually tinted & # 39; to be after they demanded that he cut off his dreadlocks.
Tiffany Brown signed the primary school in Spring Valley, Hewitt, Texas, after instructing Jonathan to cut his hair when he returned to school after the holiday on January 8, because it did not fit in with their policies.
Just before the break a pilot was sent home with the students, which outlined what the students should wear and how long their hair should be.
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Jonathan Brown, six, got a guideline from his Texas public school to make his dreads considerably shorter. His mother is called the policy racist of the school
The students received a reminder code for this dress code just before the break. The mother says that she never received such a notification about his hair until the break
According to the letter, "the hair should not be lower than the bottom of the ears or the collar in the back." A handwritten note instructs the boy to "cut" before January 8th & # 39 ;, reported Yahoo News.
& # 39; I signed up for a great education, for my kids & # 39 ;, Twitter Brown. & # 39; I will not conform to racist policies. & # 39;
The mother says she is opposed to cutting the hair of little Jonathan, citing the meaning of dreadlocks within her community and noting that color students are often the target of her rules.
"Children of color have been the target of what others see as standards in our society for many years", she told Yahoo News.
Because of these norms that blind people in our society, some people have stated that dreadlocks are a fashion statement and that my child must conform and express himself when he is older. Dreadlocks are part of my African culture, not a fashion statement.
Dreadlocks have been a symbol of beauty and strength for years & # 39; Brown continued.
& # 39; During slavery, everything was stripped of my people. This is happening now. So, in fact, it is a form of control and bondage. Biblically speaking, when Samson was stripped of his hair, he was weakened. Our hair is our glory! Only recently people of color / African origin have started accepting and loving their natural hair. To hear someone say that it is not enough or that my hair has to mix with others, that is not true.
& # 39; My son's hair is a part of him. Hair grows from the scalp; this is part of his body. How can parents teach children to love themselves and then does a school tell them differently? The school says you are not enough! My son is not enough for them. Now they ask him to change his body because they do not like it. & # 39;
Brown added that Jonathan returned to school on January 8 with his hair intact and called to the school office.
& # 39; He was told they wanted to talk to him about his Christmas holiday, & # 39; she said. & # 39; However, they were talking to him about his hair! & # 39;
A distraught mother and author, Tiffany Brown (left) slammed the school and her son seemed angry and confused and told her about the conversation he'd had with the assistant director earlier in the day
In a heartbreaking video, her adorable son says he wants to cut his hair because "everything I do makes people upset," while his mother talks to him about the private meeting that the assistant director had with him about his hair. and how he and his mother were on the news about the controversy.
Brown said she almost slammed the brakes of the car. when the boy told her that the meeting, allegedly referred to her appearance on local television to discuss her policies, had discouraged him from keeping his dreadlocks.
& # 39; My son Jonathan did not want to love his hair yesterday to cut his hair today after this encounter, & # 39; she said. & # 39; Yesterday he loved his hair and did not want to cut it; today he is frustrated and not, after a conversation with a school official. & # 39;
She says that & # 39; meeting with an adult who says that his hair is a problem without my presence will not be tolerated. & # 39;
& # 39; My plans are to go as far as necessary to ensure that the rights and freedoms of every child are respected and protected, "she added. Not only for kids of color, but for every child. & # 39;
The school has issued a statement to Yahoo: & # 39; Midway ISD has been implementing clothing and care standards for decades. The policy is designed to teach care and hygiene, to prevent disruption and to minimize safety risks. Even when the policy has evolved step by step through revisions over time, the length of the hair of male students has been a subject of periodic debate over several decades. In other words, male students who want to have long hair are not new.