This week, a Texas school district is making news for requiring a student to cut his locs before graduation. We’re heartened by how this student’s family and community are supporting him, but we must ask: How many other celebrations—and bodies—are still being regulated by discriminatory school policies? This is a conversation we should be having with students, colleagues and administrators. These resources can help.
- Controlling the Student Body
- Loc’d Out: How Thoughtless Dress Codes Can Harm Students From Day One
- Students and Hair: The Freedom to Choose