Last week, a group of brave Black girls from the Pretoria High School for Girls in Pretoria, South Africa staged a peaceful protest against the school’s administration racist policies. The school had unwritten policies that discouraged indigenous (Black) girls from not just speaking their mother tongues but also not wearing their hair in its natural state.
The school’s staff actively ‘suggested’ to Black girls at the school to chemically straighten their hair, if they came to school with an afro hair. As explained by Tiisetso Phelta last week, Black girls who kept their hair natural (afro) were told they looked untidy and did not conform to the school’s uniform.
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They will be routinely reminded to apply chemicals in their hair, to make them straight. Girls from Afrikaans, German, or Spanish background could speak their native tongues within the school’s premises without any problem, but Black (African) girls were not allowed to speak their mother tongues.
Following the peaceful protests staged by the Black girls. The Gauteng Education …read more