The year is 2016. The human species has come to terms with itself; people are different because they adapt to the different places they originally came from, but they are still the same people. None better than the other based on their heritage, but the content of their character. Sound cliché doesn’t it? So you’d expect it to have sunk into everyone’s brains.
But not for the administrators of the Pretoria High School for Girls in Pretoria, South Africa! For a school based in Africa, where the native people are of Black heritage, you’d expect the school not to have policies that demand Black people not to be Black.
The school has an unwritten policy that demands Black girls not to wear their natural hair. The school administration does not want to see Black girls within the school premises with afro hair, a hair style that comes naturally for Black people. Instead, the school wants them to chemically straighten their hair; which would make them look not Black. The school has banned afro hairstyles and braids altogether.
The Black girls at the school staged a protest against the …read more