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Winning a Battle in the War on Natural Hair

There is some good news. Last week, Curltalk discussed the Massachusetts Mystic Valley Regional Charter School for banning girls from wearing braided extensions among other “distracting” elements of the dress code, including hair color and makeup.

The Boston Globe reported on Friday, ”Attorney General Maura Healey said the school’s hair and makeup policy violates state and federal law ‘by subjecting students of color, especially black students, to differential treatment and thus denying them the same advantages and privileges of public education afforded to other students.’”

The Attorney General immediately directed the school to stop punishing the students.  The case drew national attention, as black and biracial students who excelled in academics and sports were removed school activities and required to serve detention – or faces suspension – for their hairstyles.

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