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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.


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  1. Tjwanne HughesTjwanne Hughes says

    This is wrong it is a form of discrimination ..Its none of their concern how a student wears their hair they are there to educate.I hope the family sues and move there child to a school that doesn’t bully there students…

  2. Shawna SteedShawna Steed says

    He was suspended because of the length of his hair. It is not supposed to touch the shirt collar per school policy. When he pinned it up, school administrators still did not find it acceptable. However, since cutting it is against his religious beliefs I don’t understand why it isn’t allowed.

  3. Tina WatersTina Waters says

    For people who don’t know, it’s against school policy to discriminate based on religious beliefs.
    If they said black kids can’t be in the same classroom with other races y’all would be having a fit and marching. Well it’s the same thing.

  4. Aisha W. BryantAisha W. Bryant says

    Schools need to STOP making a big deal out of how our kids decide to wear their hair. Ive seen lil Caucasian kids w/dirty hair, unwashed/ unkempt hair, hell they’re even allowed to come to school with HEAD LICE but our children can’t wear dreads/ natural hairstyles?! #start.accepting.differences #we.shouldn’t.have.to. conform #our.children.are. BEAUTIFUL!!

  5. Appolonia BaileyAppolonia Bailey says

    Ricardochantal Fleurival you are beyond ridiculous, that is the young boy’s faith his religion. …you’re comment is totally unacceptable for this forum. … natural is always beautiful, being a rastafarian is the way of life and the picture is not of the little boy it is just a random picture

  6. Elesha FlemingElesha Fleming says

    I am confused AGAIN! So hair interferes with learning! I am soo tired of white people bullying us on our hair! This is ridiculous! But their kids can come to school with lice! Thats ok! Wow!

  7. Milesha McDowellMilesha McDowell says

    Unfortunately, Louisiana was the first place we experienced strict rules. My son could not have braids or wear earrings and little girls could wear earring but no hoops. Also no hair that causes distractions…. So basically don’t overdue the barrettes and beads….. Smdh

  8. Anna Ogonji SmithAnna Ogonji Smith says

    Rastafarians don’t cut their hair to the person who said give him a hair cut! We are not from their religion, but my family doesn’t believe in cutting hair either. I did when I grew up, but I was an adult. This child isn’t impeding on anyone’s learning by having dreads. As long as they’re clean, no one should be able to say anything.

  9. Tiger LillyTiger Lilly says

    As long as the locs are clean they cant say anything. If not the parents have to figure something out if they still want him to attend school there.

    I know for a fact nobody says anything about the Indian and Muslim kids wearing they head coverings so why would locs be any different?

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