Monday, July 28, 2008

Wow, really?

5 year old Adriel Arocha is being blocked from attending school in a Houston-area school district.
The reason?
As an Apache, he has long hair that he has been growing in his Native cultural tradition that “violates” this school’s dress code rules.
long hair
The kicker though is that the school board is willing to make exceptions on religious or other “proven” moral grounds, but doesn’t think that being Native American cuts it.

Yah, really.

h/t to Jessica at Feministing for the lead

1 comment:

  1. I read about this at Ojibway Migisi Bineshii the other day, and I was outraged. I grew up on a reservation. Long hair is a sign of spirituality in Native culture, for men and women, and shows connection w/ spirits and ancestors. This is outrageous to say the least...and "fucked up" doesn't really cover it.


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