A Georgia elementary school is catching it for having a poster inside their school that displayed hairstyles that were deemed appropriate and inappropriate for the Black students. A picture of the poster went viral after a mom of one of the students shared it with her hairstylist friend who put it on Facebook. The poster was posted at Narvie Harris Elementary in Decatur. The hairstyles that were shown as inappropriate were braids, cornrows and haircuts with designs. Appropriate hairstyles included haircuts for boys with no designs. There were no hairstyles considered appropriate shown for girls. After online criticism, the poster was taken down. “The poster was the result of a miscommunication relating to appearance rules at the school,” the DeKalb County School District said in a statement. “Once the district was made aware of the poster, it was immediately removed. In addition, a letter was sent to parents clarifying the school’s dress code and appearance policy.” The official dress code for the school district has nothing about how students should wear their hair. California recently became the first state to ban discrimination against people with natural hair with the passing of The CROWN Act, which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace.
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