#SupportThePuff Girls Get Suspended For Wearing Natural Hair

#SupportThePuff Girls Get Suspended For Wearing Natural Hair

Girls get suspended in Nassau, Bahamas for wearing natural hair #SupportThePuff

What happens when your Black daughter grows up to embrace her natural hair and decide to wear it to school? Suspension, is what happens. In Nassau, Bahamas a group of girls were alleged to be suspended because they wore their natural hair. Their hair was said to be “untidy” and “unkempt” by the schools principal.  An outraged and concerned mother took to Facebook to express her anger and it went viral…

I have a question.. Why would a high school principal tell my daughter that she cannot wear her hair like this anymore…

Posted by Kessa TD on Friday, February 5, 2016

Tayjha Deleveaux, a student at CR Walker High School was one of the girls who was suspended because of her “unkempt” hairstyle. Many people took to twitter and facebook to express their outrage, however school principal T. Nicola Mckay did not back down from her stance on keeping the girls hair “tidy” while in school, watch the interview below…

Now that we have heard both sides of the story who is right? Is the principal doing her job by preparing her young students for the job market and enforcing the school rules? Or is the parent right for challenging the school rules? The bigger question is, why does the school rules not permit young Black girls to wear their natural hair? I do believe that the age gap between our generation and our parents and grand parents regarding hair differs greatly. Perm and press was the way to go back in the day and anything else might be considered unkempt. The sad part in all of this is that the girls who attend the school will suffer because the message that is being sent is that they are not enough. How they look naturally is not enough and they should alter their features, and that is a shame. So I say, #SupportThePuff !!

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