I rock ruff and stuff with my afro puffs…rock on with your bad self! ~ Lady Rage
But for a second there little black girls were going to be rocking ruff in the principle’s office. I can not imagine what prompted this but all I can say was that is a case of pure racial bias, I mean who else wears afro puffs? or did they mean for the boys?
here is a copy of the dress code: you’ll see that the 4th bullet states that hair should be natural, clean, neat, well groomed and not cover the face— an afro puff does that precisely…
A letter to parents from an Ohio school was posted online and the school now may have to answer questions about their dress code.
Horizon Science Academy outlined what was acceptable student dress and included a ban on some natural hair styles:
The letter details changes to the dress code for the upcoming school year and includes the line:
Afro-puffs and small twisted braids, with our [sic] without rubberbands, are NOT permitted.
It’s unclear what the administration means by small twisted braids, but if they are referring to box braids they are banning a protective style that black girls have worn for generations. Afro-puffs are essentially the black version of the ponytail (when pulled back our hair puffs out instead of laying down), and yet the rules do not have a ban on ponytails for students of other ethnicities.
UPDATE: after drawing a lot of flack they lifted the ban…here is the letter they sent out to parents: