Allow students to wear their natural hair
  • Petición dirigida a: Deborah Brown

Esta petición será entregada a:

Founder and Executive Director, Deborah Brown Community School
Deborah Brown
Director of Development/ Public Affairs, Deborah Brown Community School
Harold Roberts

Allow students to wear their natural hair

    1. Petición creada por

      Terrance Parker

      Tulsa, OK

Soon after the start of this school year, my 7 year old daughter Tiana was told by the Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa that she couldn't attend her second grade class unless she changed her natural hair. 

Tiana -- and all of our family -- were heartbroken when school officials told us that she would have to change her dreadlocks if she wanted to attend school because apparently the school's dress code labels dreadlocks as "unacceptable."

I take great pride in my two daughters and my son looking nice. I'm a barber myself and my wife takes care of Tiana's dreads. I would never want them to leave the house not looking presentable. Tiana has had dreads for years and it was never a problem for the whole school year last year. 

I couldn't believe that my daughter was made to feel like she wasn't good enough just because of her hair. She's a straight A student and I wasn't about to change the hair she loves just to make school officials happy. Instead, I enrolled her right away in a school that accepts her and her hair.

But I don't want any other kid or parent to go through what we went through and be made to feel this way. What happened to Tiana wasn't right and I wouldn't want that for anyone. I think the Deborah Brown Community School should change its dress code policy and allow kids with natural hair like dreads to keep going to school.

If you agree, help me to send a message to the school to change its policy.

Deborah Brown, Founder and Executive Director, Deborah Brown Community School
Harold Roberts, Director of Development/ Public Affairs, Deborah Brown Community School
Allow students to wear their natural hair

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    • Izzy Harrison LOUISVILLE, OH
      • hace 4 días

      Seriously that's messed up!!!! Kids should be able to have their hair how they want. It's their hair not anyone elses!!!!!

    • Leticia Miranda CHINO HILLS, CA
      • hace 7 días

      This is a horrible practice, it is racist and goes beyond any common sense dress code.

    • Roslyn Millius BEAVERTON, OR
      • hace 12 días

      Dress code in schools has gotten to a ridiculous point. this is a perfect example of dress code being discriminatory towards students.

    • Jonathan Cook ASHEVILLE, NC
      • hace 12 días

      this school needs it's funding cut

      they have no right to tell a kid how to wear there hire

    • Kia Parks SAN DIEGO, CA
      • hace 15 días

      I wear my natural hair and I love the way God created ME!! This is the wrong message to send to the youth Change who you naturally are or you won't be accepted in society. WHAT?!!! If her family DECIDES to change her hair, that's different. To be forced to do anything against your will is ridiculous. Her hair is not going to accept her learning.


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