Allow black people to wear their natural hair

Allow black people to wear their natural hair

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Erin Lewis started this petition to Public Schools and

My name is Erin Lewis and I am a senior attending Millennium High School in Goodyear, Arizona. Many times have I read in an article that young black children, even adults are not being allowed to wear their natural hair as a style. It can be considered, "distracting", "inappropriate" etc. Enough is enough. I happen to be religious and I believe that God has given us our hair for a reason. To not be able to wear it out freely in its' natural state is unfair. I believe that if state officials passed a law that bans discrimination against natural hairstyles, this problem can be solved. 

So far, 7 out of 50 states have passed a law that allows black people to wear their hair natural and 24 have considered it. America is known for being the country with the most freedom. Imagine coming here finding out in some states you'll feel alienated all because you decide to where your hair in its' natural state; Whereas if your hair was straightened, nobody will notice. Not everyone is built the same; we're not supposed to be. God created us all unique and to stand out from one another. This means not everyone is a certain shade, has the same hair texture, wears the same clothes etc.

I remember my freshman year I attended a predominately white, Christian, private school. I noticed a lot of the girls' hair was straight and mine wasn't. I was one of the few black girls attending this school along with my friend and we decided to wear our hair natural. One day she decided to wear a scarf style and a staff member told her that her hairstyle was distracting and not appropriate for school. This felt very unfair because any of the non-black girls could wear there hair and it was fine. She ended up leaving the school due to racial discrimination after our freshman year. I soon followed after her a year later. What's wrong with this problem is that she was discriminated against because of her hairstyle when no other kids were being questioned about their hair. 

There's such a variety of hairstyles, hair textures, hair colors etc. African-Americans should be allowed to wear their hair in their own way just as any other race should. I believe that all of the states should follow after California and a few other states and pass a law that bans hair discrimination. 

-Erin Lewis

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